Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku stunned everyone on Thursday when in an interview with Sky Sports he revealed about being unhappy with his situation at the club.
Thomas Tuchel has responded to these claims and said before the Premier League game against Liverpool: “We don’t like it because it brings noise that we don’t need, but on the other side we don’t want to make noise, it’s very easy to make headlines or shorten lines.
“But I do not like it as it’s noise that we don’t need, we need a calm environment. I don’t feel he’s unhappy, I feel the exact opposite so I’m surprised. If there is something [disciplinary action] it’s behind closed doors for sure.
“It’s very easy to take lines out of context to get the focus or to get the best out of these interviews for several days.”
“If it’s from a player I totally understand the process, but still we are not here to just read the headlines, we can take the time to try to understand what is going on because it does not reflect the daily work, attitude, and behavior that Romelu shows at Cobham.
“We will [sit down to discuss with him] but we will do it behind closed doors and we will do it openly, so no further comment on that.”
Lukaku also admitted later in the interview that he wants to return to Inter Milan, but not at the end of his career.
The 28-year-old is currently contracted until 2026 at Chelsea, but it remains to be seen what happens with him after his surprising revelations in recent days.