David Ornstein has shared how Romelu Lukaku’s representatives reacted after hearing comments last night from the Chelsea player.
The 28-year-old’s been under the microscope during the past 24 hours after quotes from an interview he did earlier in December surfaced.
Speaking to Sky Italy, Lukaku admitted he’s not very happy with his current situation at Stamford Bridge and highlighted a frustration over the current Blues system.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel responded to the striker’s comments on Friday morning by admitting he’s surprised to hear the player is unhappy, as he seems in positive spirits within the group.
Reliable journalist Ornstein has said Lukaku’s representatives were left surprised after hearing his comments:
“It’s certainly caught Chelsea, even his representatives, by surprise because Lukaku seemed to organise it directly with the journalist, and therefore people have been taken aback. They weren’t really prepared for what came out last night,” Ornstein told Sky Sports.
Chelsea to sort problem internally
Tuchel equipped himself well on Friday morning when bombarded with questions about Lukaku so soon after his comments were first heard the previous day.
For certain, Chelsea need to go about the problem behind close doors. Tuchel mentioned there will be internal discussions, too.
In the meantime, the big question will be whether or not Lukaku remains in the starting line-up for Sunday’s crucial Premier League showdown at home to Liverpool.
It feels like a must-win game for both teams at Stamford bridge this weekend, so surely it makes sense to have a player in Lukaku that’s scored two in two recently keep his starting position.
However, it may depend on how the conversation with Tuchel goes off the pitch.
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