“You’re in for a rude awakening!” – Paolo Di Canio blasts Lukaku following comments in controversial interview

Thomas Tuchel made a huge decision yesterday as he dropped Romelu Lukaku for Chelsea’s big game against Liverpool after the striker made some controversial comments in an interview which angered the club.

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Lukaku has come under a lot of criticism in the past couple of days following the release of the interview by Sky Italia and former West Ham player and Sport Pundit, Paolo Di Canio didn’t hold back when speaking on the issue.

Di Canio: “This (Lukaku’s) interview shows the weakness of an athlete who after six months gives up, perhaps because he arrived there with the arrogance of someone who doesn’t realise what his real level is. He won Serie A as a co-protagonist with teammates, but he’s no Messi.”

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Di Canio: “He then went to the champions of Europe, in the PL against sides like City & Liverpool, where he’s just one of many big names. If you arrive at Chelsea and think you’re going to be number one, you are in for a rude awakening! Chelsea played much better without Lukaku.”

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Di Canio: “He is a fragile player, so he seems to have character, but when he talks like that, the truth is he is very fragile.”

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Stories making the rounds suggest Romelu Lukaku could be on his way out of Chelsea amidst all the controversy. Will he continue being a Chelsea player after everything that has happened? Only time can tell.