Little Sympathy for Romelu Lukaku from Fans as He Is Dropped for Chelsea, Inter Milan Comments

Little Sympathy for Romelu Lukaku from Fans as He Is Dropped for Chelsea, Inter Milan Comments

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:53 PM
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  • Record Chelsea signing Romelu Lukaku has alienated supporters as well as manager Thomas Tuchel due to divisive comments
  • The Belgian goal machine was dropped for the Blues' entertaining 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge
  • One user on social media found the comments so disrespectful that he regarded them to being compared by a lover to an ex

The fallout over Romelu Lukaku's demotion at Chelsea by manager Thomas Tuchel will not stop any time soon.

The German coach left the Belgian out of the Blues' thrilling 2-2 encounter against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, which was the peak of a spat that began last week. Lukaku was a record signing for Chelsea after returning to the club via stints at Everton and Manchester United, going for £97.5m (R2.1b).

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Things at Chelsea have turned frosty between manager Thomas Tuchel and Romelu Lukaku in the last week. Image source: Robin Jones/Getty Images
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However, his playing time has been limited at the club as strikers continue to misfire. According to SkySports, Lukaku openly questioned Tuchel in an interview on Italian television.

He said:

"Physically I'm doing great. I'm just not very happy with the situation, but that's normal. I think the boss has decided to play a different formation but I have to stick at it and get on with it professionally. I'm not happy with the situation but it's my job and I mustn't give up.
"I really hope in the depths of my heart to return to Inter, not at the end of my career, but at a still good level to hopefully win more."

Allies for the frustrated Lukaku were hard to come by, with observers criticising him for airing dirty laundry in public.

Janey Manzanga said:

"He must let him go. You can't stay with a lover that compares you with their ex..."

Morakiwa Mampuru said:

"This boy deserves the bench for the whole of his contract so that he can learn a lesson... The team spent so much for him and he doesn't respect them."

Tau Lenka said:

"If Lukaku was unhappy, he was to talk to manager man-to-man, not to go public. Every manager has his style of play so he knows what his manager asks of him!"

Proteas looking to bounce back in 2nd Test, Indian captain Virat Kohli left out

South Africa was looking to level the Test series again India when the second test gets underway at Wanderers today.

As reported on Sports Brief, South Africa went into the second Test making two changes to the team that played in the first Test, while India are without captain Virat Kohli.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed on Twitter that Kohli would not play due to an upper back spasm. He was replaced by right-handed batsman, Hanuma Vihari.

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