Thomas Tuchel frustrated after Lukaku's interview

Tuchel and Lukaku

Thomas Tuchel and Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea’s manager, Thomas Tuchel has expressed frustration after an interview of striker Romelu Lukaku circulated on Thursday where the striker said he wants to return to Milan.

Tuchel admitted that he did not approve of Romelu Lukaku publicly stating that he was ‘not happy with the situation’ at Chelsea.Lukaku created headlines when the interview conducted several months ago with Sky Sports Italia circulated on Thursday.

During Tuchel’s press conference ahead of their game against Liverpool, Tuchel admitted that the story has been an unwelcome distraction at Stamford Bridge.

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“We don’t like it of course. It brings noise that we don’t need and it’s not helpful. We don’t want to make more out of it than it actually is. It is easy to take lines out of context, shorten lines, make headlines and then realise later that it is not so bad,” he said.

“I totally understand the process and that is why it is a lot of noise, not a little noise. But still, we are not here to read the headlines. We can take the time to try and understand what is going on because it does not reflect the daily work, attitude and behaviour which Romelu shows here at Cobham.”

He added: “If you are such a big player like Romelu, it is always in the public. He should know what kind of value he has when he speaks out with messages like this. Everything is easier when we win.”

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