Chelsea woke up to the hand of Tuchel, a coach with whom everything changed at Stamford Bridge. His arrival improved a team that this summer has been reinforced with Lukaku, another argument to place the champion of the Champions in all pools.
The striker, in a state of grace, has granted an interview to the Belgian media HLN in which he confesses that he was not happy in his final stage at United: “Inter rescued me from a deep hole,” he said.
With the dismissal of Mourinho, Lukaku’s farewell was precipitated. The footballer went into the background with Solskjaer and after a few months defenestrated at Old Trafford his departure to Italy was confirmed: 64 goals in 95 games again aroused the attention of a Chelsea in which he did not have too many opportunities ten years ago: “I would only have left Inter to return to Stamford Bridge”, Lukaku is sincere, happy for his return to the Premier.
It was a personal bet by Tuchel, backed by Marina Granovskaia , Abramovich’s right-hand man: “Chelsea were very serious about the transfer. They presented an offer of 100 million euros, another of 105 and it went up to 110. Then I knew that it was really going. After a training session, I spoke to Simone Inzaghi and told her that I didn’t want to spoil the atmosphere in Milan, but that she would lend herself to reaching an agreement,” recalls Lukaku , who scored on his debut against Arsenal at the Emirates.
The Belgian international has been in London for a short time but he has already perceived the intensity with which Chelsea train: “The first two or three sessions were tough but two days before playing against Arsenal I scored two goals in training and I was prepared. The atmosphere in the dressing room is good, with the coach as well and I love the system because it is similar to the one we have in Belgium”. Lucky for a Chelsea who aspire to also reign in England