'I have to be honest': Peter Crouch makes claim about Romelu Lukaku's Chelsea comments

Peter Crouch has weighed into the popular discussion regarding Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku by claiming he doesn’t understand his recent actions.

Lukaku, 28, has been under the magnifying glass the last few days. A controversial interview he took part in with Sky Italia was released at the end of December, which included him admitting that he’s not currently happy with his situation at Stamford Bridge.

He paid the price for his outspoken comments by being left out of the weekend’s thrilling 2-2 draw against Liverpool on the weekend.

Blues owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly pleased with how manager Thomas Tuchel has handled the situation and he’s now in line to be reintegrated to the squad.

Crouch claims he’s confused over Lukaku’s public frustration just months into re-signing for Chelsea:


“I have to be honest, I don’t quite understand the comments he made,” Crouch wrote.

“For me, you speak out like that when there are no other options and you are desperate to leave a club — not that I ever did that myself, even when David O’Leary wouldn’t play me at Aston Villa!

“This is the first bump in the road for Lukaku at a new club. He has suffered with injury and tested positive for coronavirus, so there are other factors in his lack of games.

“As a top striker, he obviously wants to start every game. I just thought it was a bit early for that sort of public discussion.”

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Next step for Chelsea

Lukaku has reportedly informed Chelsea that he’s got no intention of leaving in January, so perhaps it should be business as usual on the football pitch.

The striker perhaps has some explaining to do with fans, but he should be allowed to focus on playing once again.

Obviously, the Blues do lack him as a focal point when he’s missing. He can provide the supply of goals the squad is missing at times and it’s exactly why he was signed from Italian giants Inter Milan back in the summer window.

A return to the line-up tomorrow against Tottenham makes sense.

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