Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has expressed his feelings about Romelu Lukaku’s interview suggesting he wants to rejoin Inter in the near future, according to a report in the English media today.
As has been reported BBC Sport in the UK, Thomas Tuchel was asked for his thoughts on the interview during a press conference ahead of his Chelsea team’s next match.
He admitted that it had brought unwanted attention to the squad at a time where their form has dipped and the title credentials are being questioned.
“To be honest I don’t like it because it’s noise we don’t need. We need a calm environment and focus and it does not help.”
The former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint Germain coach played down the seriousness of Romelu Lukaku’s received unhappiness at Chelsea by saying that he does not feel he is unhappy in the team.
“I don’t feel he is unhappy. I feel the exact opposite. If you asked me yesterday morning I would say that he is absolutely fine. That’s why it’s a surprise but I am the wrong person to ask.
“We can take the time to try to understand what is going on because it does not reflect the daily work, the daily attitude, the daily behaviour Romelu shows here.”
The coach also revealed that he and others at the club will be talking to the Belgian forward soon to understand his feelings and attempt to move forward with him.
“We will talk to Lukaku and we will do it behind closed doors and we will do it openly like I think the relationship is and has always been.
“Today’s world is today’s world and everything is out there in public. If you are a big player like Romelu he knows what kind of value he has when he speaks out with messages like this.
“It is not necessary to always be in harmony to be successful. You don’t have to hug each other and love each other every single day. Sometimes it is good to be on the edge.
“With Romelu I don’t think anyone in this building is aware he is unhappy. That is what makes us very surprised about his statements. We need to check because I can see no reason why it should be like this.”