'Not helpful', Tuchel unhappy with Lukaku comments

'Not helpful', Tuchel unhappy with Lukaku comments

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted he is not happy with Romelu Lukaku's comments after the Belgian expressed his unhappiness at Stamford Bridge. 

Lukaku returned to Chelsea from Inter Milan in a club-record transfer fee and the striker, in an interview admitted he is not happy with the current situation. Speaking to the media, Tuchel admitted he is not happy with the Belgian's comments, labelling them as 'just not helpful'. 

"I don't like it because it brings noise that we don't need. It's just not helpful," Tuchel responded when asked about Lukaku's interview. 

"On the other side, we don't want to make more out of it than it actually is. You know very well how it is - it's very easy to take lines out of context. It's very easy to shorten lines and make headlines, then later realise that it's not so bad and maybe not what he meant."

"But let's be honest that we don't like it."

Lukaku's comments 

"Physically I am fine. But I'm not happy with the situation at Chelsea. Tuchel has chosen to play with another system - I won't give up, I'll be professional. I am not happy with the situation but I am professional - and I can't give up now." 

On leaving Inter 

"I think everything that happened last summer was not supposed to happen like this... how I left Inter, the way I left the club, how I communicated with Inter fans - this bothers me because it was not the right time," he added.

"Now it's the right time to share my feelings. I have always said that I have Inter in my heart: I know I will return to Inter, I really hope so. I am in love with Italy, this is the right moment to talk and let people know what really happened".

Lukaku also revealed he turned down the chance to join Manchester City.

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