‘I don’t like it, it’s not helpful’: Thomas Tuchel says Romelu Lukaku has upset ‘calm and focus’ at Chelsea with his bombshell interview and plans talks with £98m star after his unhappiness ‘surprised’ him
- Manager Thomas Tuchel is less than impressed by Romelu Lukaku’s comments
- The £98million summer signing said he is ‘not happy with situation’ at Chelsea
- The Blues boss faced the media on Friday morning and was quizzed on Lukaku
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is less than impressed by Romelu Lukaku’s bombshell interview saying he is ‘not happy with the situation’ at Chelsea.
The £98million signing sent shockwaves through the Blues on Thursday night after confessing he is unhappy with his role under Tuchel.
The Blues boss faced the media on Friday morning as part of his duties for his side’s clash against Liverpool at the weekend and was quizzed on Lukaku’s revelations.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is less than impressed with Romelu Lukaku’s bombshell interview
‘We don’t like it of course. It brings noise that we don’t need and it’s not helpful,’ he said.
‘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 and maybe not what he meant.
‘We don’t like it, I don’t like it because it’s noise that we don’t need. We need a calm environment and focus and this does not help.
Blues £98million summer signing said he is ‘not happy with the situation’ at Chelsea
‘No, not at all. I don’t feel him unhappy. I feel the exact opposite if you asked me yesterday morning and that’s why it’s a surprise but that’s why I’m the wrong person to ask.
‘If there is something then it is behind closed doors, for sure.
‘Like I said, this is what you read into it. It is very easy, in general, to take lines out of context and make headlines to get the focus.
‘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.
‘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.
‘The dressing room might not always be in harmony. Sometimes it is good to be on the edge, in disharmony.
‘With Romelu, I don’t think that anybody in this building is unaware that he is unhappy. I can see no reason why he should be like this. That’s all I can say.’