Thomas Tuchel has responded to Romelu Lukaku’s comments that he is ‘not happy’ at Chelsea, and has promised showdown talks with the striker.
The £97.5million Summer signing made a shocking admission yesterday, claiming he was unhappy with how things were going at Chelsea.
Speaking to the media this morning on Lukaku’s interview, Tuchel said: “Yeah, we don’t like it. It brings in noise that we don’t need.
“It’s not helpful, but we don’t want to make it higher than it really is.
“It’s so easy to take the lines out of context, to make headlines.
“I don’t make her feel sad, so I’m surprised. We just won’t read the headlines.
“We, here, will take the time to see what’s going on. It doesn’t reflect his daily work at Cobham.
“We will do so [discuss it], But we will do it behind closed doors.”
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Lukaku has scored five goals in eight Premier League appearances for Chelsea since returning to the club in the summer.
His most recent outing in his race has included a fine header, a 1-1 draw against Brighton on Wednesday.
But in an explosive interview with Sky Sports Italia, Lukaku said: “Physically I am fine. But I am not happy with the situation at Chelsea.
“Tuchel has chosen to play with another system – I won’t give up, I’ll stay professional.
“I’m not happy with the situation but I’m a professional – and I can’t give up now.”
The 28-year-old also vowed to return to Inter before the end of his career.
Lukaku’s first season at Stamford Bridge has been interrupted by injury, and the striker also recently contracted Covid-19.
But despite this the Belgian international is unhappy with the club, and is clearly not a fan of Tuchel’s formation of 3-4-3.
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