Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has come out to hail Romelu Lukaku after his goal vs Zenit in the UCL. He recently revealed that he is not shocked because that is what the striker was bought for.
According to him, Lukaku was simply brave enough to step up in such an important tie and he definitely helped the team.
Tuchel added that Lukaku joined the club to score goals and be the man for the decisive moments.
His words, “It was an excellent header [from Lukaku for the goal], a well-timed cross by [Cesar] Azpilicueta.”
“He was brave enough to step up and we had bodies in the box.”
“That’s why he [Lukaku] is here. He likes to score and he’s decisive for us.”
Lukaku added, “Me and Cesar agree on certain types of movements on the pitch. I had to get my timing right but it was a beautiful ball by him.”
“We knew it would be a tough game but we controlled it really well.”
“I’m really happy with the win,”
“Today was a better performance than the weekend [a 3-0 win over Aston Villa]. We have to keep growing.”
“One game at a time. Today is the first game [in the Champions League]. Now we have a difficult game at the weekend against Tottenham.”
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