"He was the type of profile we were missing"

Romelu Lukaku did not wait very long to open his goalscoring counter this year in the Champions League. In his first game, Chelsea number 9 scored his team’s one and only goal. The Blues won 1-0 against Zenit on Tuesday night. What to seduce and to delight even a little more his trainer Thomas Tuchel.

“Chelsea lacked a world class striker like Romelu Lukaku”, said the German tactician (comments relayed by Sky Sports). “We also won and did results without him, but he was the type of profile we were missing. Not just in terms of talent but also in terms of personality. He’s such a humble guy, a great communicator in the field. locker room, and that creates a certain energy around him in the team “.

He doesn’t lose confidence and keeps the conviction

In a post-match press conference, the Chelsea manager was not stingy in compliments and superlatives to talk about his striker. “His performance wasn’t easy. We didn’t create a lot of chances for him, but he’s the kind of guy who doesn’t lose confidence and keep conviction. And that’s why he’s a class forward. world. He’s super important, it’s that simple. You can’t find a lot of strikers of his quality. “ Thomas Tuchel added.

Since returning to London, Romelu Lukaku has played four matches for Chelsea and scored… four goals.

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