“I told him the whole truth” Romelu Lukaku opens up on why he left Chelsea to rejoin Inter Milan?

Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea share a bitter and sparkling history, with the former complaining to be treated unfavorably by Chelsea’s then-manager Thomas Tuchel upon his arrival from Inter Milan in the 2021-22 season.

Thanks to the misery he added after an interview with Sky Sports Italia back in 2021 that didn’t go well, neither to the hierarchy nor the manager Thomas Tuchel. Lukaku received a lot of criticism and later turned into a villain to his own fans.

What infuriated the London supporters the most was the way Lukaku addressed their favorite team and one of their most beloved managers. Lukaku insisted that “Inter Milan” is his home despite having previously mentioned Chelsea as being his home and claiming that the Thomas Tuchel system was failing him and the team.

Questioning the manager’s methods after Chelsea was crowned UCL champions was so audacious and later proved to be such an embarrassment to the man on whom Chelsea spent $110 million.

Because of Lukaku’s contradictory behavior, Thomas Tuchel later kicked him off the team for destroying the atmosphere in the locker room.

“Yes, I think we should all be honest that it was disappointing, but also for myself, from my term of performance. I am far away from pointing the finger at Romelu, but he is disappointed, I was disappointed.”- Tuchel said earlier on Lukaku.

Now that Chelsea has concluded the Tuchel series, the club’s new owner, Todd Boehly, is eager to restore the striker from the Italian side after a lengthy conversation with Tuchel, during which Lukaku stated, “he told Tuchel nothing but the truth.”

“A few days after the Nations League match against the Netherlands, I spoke to the new owner of Chelsea. It was a great chat in which I told him the whole truth, my version of what had happened and my relationship with Tuchel at that moment there.”- Lukaku said.

“Then I decided to return to Inter, I had the opportunity, and he opened the door for me. I started talking to the club and from that moment things went really fast. We talked for two weeks intensely then I left all the last details to my lawyer.”- he further added.

Lukaku is currently struggling in Italian Seria A, scoring only once in four appearances since his loan transfer. Notably, he scored only 11 goals in 26 games for Chelsea after missing so many clear opportunities to score. Staggering!

As it appears, the American owner would love to have Lukaku back at Chelsea, but it is questionable how much the Belgian could contribute to the current squad, as he is neither in good form with Inter nor has ever excelled for Chelsea if we remove his big mouth. Will he shine under Potter? Comment on your estimation, which we will properly assess.


Salah Uddin Rafi

289 articles

Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


Leave a Comment