Does Romelu Lukaku criticize statements made by his own broker in the run-up to FA Cup final? “I will never let anyone speak in my name”
May 13, 2022
What does Romelu Lukaku’s future look like at Chelsea? Uncertain for now. Federico Pastorello, the real estate agent of Big Romappeared in the Italian newspaper on Friday The Republic elated about the situation of the Belgian striker. “I don’t want to talk about tactical choices, but clearly there has been a problem,” Pastorello said. Oil on the fire in the run-up to the FA Cup final against Liverpool. Coach Thomas Tuchel reacted in his well-known style at the press conference before the game, Romelu Lukaku reacted not amused on social media.
Romelu Lukaku’s return to Chelsea has been a major disappointment. Our compatriot was brought in through the big gate for an impressive amount of 113 million euros, but was anything but a permanent fixture in Thomas Tuchel’s team. The German coach often preferred Kai Havertz and sometimes had his compatriot Timo Werner show up earlier.
Of course, Lukaku himself had expected more playing opportunities. He has been linked several times, especially in Italian media, to a return to Inter and recently his name also fell at AC Milan, but according to his broker, that is not the case. “A lot of fuss about nothing,” Pastorello called it Friday in the Italian newspaper The Republic† “He carries the club and the fans of Inter in his heart. He never hid that. Just like the love for Anderlecht, where he would still like to end his career.”
“Given the size of the transfer, we never expected the situation to be as it is now,” Pastorello added. “I don’t want to talk about tactical choices, but clearly there has been a problem. If you just look at the numbers, Lukaku is the club’s top scorer with fewer minutes played per goal compared to the other players.”
“At this point, we should not engage in negotiations yet,” Pastorello said. “Chelsea is in the middle of a takeover and we don’t know the new owners yet. We’ll have to wait. At the moment, Lukaku is also 100 percent focused on the team, because there are still important games on the program. We haven’t talked about anything else yet.”
Tuchel: “Evaluate the situation before making a decision”
At his press conference, Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel responded in his well-known style. “If he plans to talk to the new owner, then maybe it’s not his plan to talk to me,” said the German. “Let’s see if he can get a meeting. It is his right and we will evaluate each player’s situation before making a decision, including Romelu’s.”
These are things that Tuchel would rather not deal with in the run-up to important matches, but he could not avoid the many questions at the press conference. Lukaku himself doesn’t seem too happy with his broker’s statements either. “Never will I let anyone speak in my name,” Lukaku wrote on social media. “I kept my mouth shut and focused on helping the team as best I could so we can finish the season in the best possible way. So if anyone tries to say something about me and the club…not in my name,” the statement said Big Rom.
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The FA Cup final against Liverpool is scheduled for Saturday. Last week, Lukaku was allowed to start two league games in a row – that was since January – and he scored three goals. And yet it is not certain that he will kick off in Wembley on Saturday.
“Havertz and Lukaku can kick off together, but the last few times we’ve tried, they lacked the perfect feeling you expect from a striker duo,” said Tuchel. “It will be one of the two. Romelu has played the past matches and he has also scored. So he did everything he could on the field. Saturday we will make a final decision.”