This was conveyed by Thomas Tuchel ahead of the third match in Group H of the Champions League which will bring together Chelsea and Malmo, Wednesday (20/10/2021) night.
Tuchel was even confused when asked about his decision to field Lukaku or not in the match, considering the player’s work both with Chelsea and the Belgian national team.
“We are in the process of adapting to each other and in my opinion, I think Romelu has played too much,” Tuchel was quoted as saying by the club’s official website. Berita Olahraga
Currently, Tuchel is paying special attention to the fitness of Lukaku after appearing in many competitions. He admits it is difficult to judge whether Lukaku actually needs time off or is left off the pitch.
In addition, he also has difficulty assessing whether the international break will affect Lukaku and several other players.
“I think he’s played too many competitions this summer, with the national team and now the Nations League,” said Tuchel. Berita Dunia
“It’s hard to judge. Does he (Lukaku) really need a break, or is it better to keep him on the pitch? The next international break is coming but this is how I feel especially for him, and some of the other players too.”
According to Tuchel, Lukaku is a fantastic player and a competitive person because he wants to win everything. It can be seen from his desire to produce something good with Belgium in the European championship.
Furthermore, Tuchel understands that a match with the national team is a big game for Lukaku and means a lot to the forward.
“He’s a fantastic athlete and a competitive person that he wants to win this thing. I know how he wants a good result in the European Championship with Belgium and now in the Nations League, it’s a big game personally for him. So he took that very seriously. serious,” concluded Tuchel, as quoted from Antara. Politik Eropa dan Prusia