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’We don’t like it’: Thomas Tuchel says Romelu Lukaku's comments on being unhappy at Chelsea are 'unhelpful'

Chelsea's coach Thomas Tuchel (R) shakes hands with striker Romelu Lukaku. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP

Chelsea's coach Thomas Tuchel (R) shakes hands with striker Romelu Lukaku. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP

Published Dec 31, 2021

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Romelu Lukaku's comments on being dissatisfied with life at Chelsea are "unhelpful" and will attract unnecessary attention, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said on Friday.

Lukaku told Sky Italy that he is unhappy with Tuchel's system while also admitting he would like to return to Serie A side Inter Milan at some point in his career.

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"We don't like it of course. It brings noise that we don't need and it's not helpful," Tuchel told reporters ahead of Chelsea's match against Liverpool on Sunday. "We don't want to make more out of it than it actually is."

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"It is easy to take lines out of context, shorten lines, make headlines and then realise later that it is not so bad.

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"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."

Lukaku left Inter in August and returned to Chelsea for a second stint in a deal worth a club record $131.78 million.

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