Romelu Lukaku releases video apologizing to Chelsea fans, teammates after controversial interview
Romelu Lukaku has issued an apology to Chelsea fans, as well as manager Thomas Tuchel and his Blues teammates, after comments he made during his interview with Sky Italia last week sparked outrage There was an uproar among the club, the media and supporters.
Lukaku said in the interview, recorded three weeks ago but released just before the new year, that he was unhappy with Tuchel’s tactics while adding that he hoped to one day return to Inter Milan due to his relationship with the Italian club he helped lead to a championship last season.
While his comments were less provocative than they might have appeared in some of the early translations, they nevertheless made it clear that Lukaku did not exactly look the manager in the eye and that he He felt the tactics used didn’t fit his skill set perfectly.
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Lukaku has suffered the consequences for his words, has dropped from the team in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Liverpool on January 2. Tuchel admitted Lukaku’s poor words before the Liverpool game, although he clearly didn’t find them as offensive as some fans and has now been left out of the match. Interviewed a few days, all of which seem to have been repaired from the inside.
Video Romelu Lukaku apologizes to fans
In a video posted to Chelsea’s Twitter account, Lukaku first apologized to fans for the appearance he was looking for just months after arriving from Inter in the summer of 2021.
“To the fans, I apologize for the discomfort I have caused,” Lukaku said. “You guys know the connection I’ve had with this club since my teenage years, so I totally understand you’re upset. Obviously, now it’s up to me to restore your faith. and I’ll do my best to show commitment every day. training ground and in games to make sure we win the games.”
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He later apologized to his manager and teammates, acknowledging the distraction he had caused.
“I apologize to the manager and to my teammates as well as the whole team because I think it’s not the right time and I want to move on from this to make sure we start winning the game. football matches and I show my best for the team.”
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Next, Chelsea face Tottenham on Wednesday, January 5 in the Carabao Cup, and with Lukaku back in training, Tuchel could choose the Belgian to lead the charge. That could see US international Christian Pulisic drop to full-back, where he was brought on for injured Reece James.
Tuchel is certainly interested in fixing this situation quickly, as Lukaku has been a key part of Chelsea’s season so far.
The Belgian has five goals and one assist so far in 13 Premier League appearances, including goals in each of his most recent games, and the team overall looks more dangerous up front in the presence of Lukaku.
Against Aston Villa on Gifts Day, Lukaku came on from the bench and turned the game around, scoring one goal and assisting another in a 3-1 win. He then scored Chelsea’s only goal in a 1-1 home draw against Brighton.