Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea Flop Reveals He Thought He Would Be a Hero

Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea Flop Reveals He Thought He Would Be a Hero

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Romelu Lukaku has opened up on a difficult time at Chelsea after the striker failed to replicate his Inter Milan success under Thomas Tuchel
  • Lukaku, who has since rejoined Inter Milan, has said that he thought he will be a hero for Chelsea, but things didn't pan out well
  • The Belgian striker faced a lot of backlash from Chelsea's fans after appearing to criticise Tuchel's tactics

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has continued to provide insights on his failed time at Chelsea. Lukaku joined Chelsea last summer after a highly successful season in Italy that saw him win the Serie A title.

Chelsea immediately made him their most-expensive signing of all time. He was widely expected to be an important piece of Thomas Tuchel's attack.

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Romelu Lukaku endured a difficult spell at Chelsea. Photos by Giuseppe Maffia
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But things did not go according to plan despite a blistering start to life in London. He was eventually relegated to the bench, with Kai Havertz being preferred ahead of him.

The final straw on the camel's back was when he conducted an unauthorized interview explaining how he was frustrated with Tuchel's tactics. He also expressed his desire to head back to Inter Milan

Caught Offside reports that Lukaku thought he would be a hero at Stamford Bridge.

I had the chance to go back and thought I would be a hero, but that wasn’t the case.

Lukaku, who signed a five-year contract at Chelsea, has since been shipped back to Inter Milan, where he will spend the upcoming season on loan.

New Chelsea signing Kalidou Koulibaly explains why Romelu Lukaku struggled at Chelsea

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Kalidou Koulibaly had offered his opinion on why Romelu Lukaku struggled to find his feet at Chelsea last season.

Lukaku made a fairytale return to Chelsea last summer following a stellar two-year campaign in Italy, inspiring Inter Milan to end their 11-year Scudetto jinx.

After a blistering start to life at Stamford Bridge, the Belgian forward struggled to replicate his Inter Milan form at Chelsea last term and has since returned to Inter on a season-long loan deal.

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