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Tuchel acknowledges that Lukaku is unlikely to return to Chelsea, calling his homecoming “a mistake.”
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Tuchel acknowledges that Lukaku is unlikely to return to Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku admitted during the unveiling of Inter’s new playing strip that it was a mistake to leave the club and head back to Chelsea.

Lukaku, 29, had a superb run with Inter after arriving at the club from Manchester United ahead of the 2019-20 season, scoring a combined 64 goals from 95 club appearances across two seasons.

His stellar play in Italy caught the attention of his former club from Stamford Bridge, who opted to bring him back for a club-record fee of £97.5million.

The Belgian’s return to the Premier League was disappointing, regularly finding himself out of Chelsea’s best XI even when healthy, finishing with just eight goals in 26 league games, prompting a £7m loan move back to the Serie A to try and recoup some of Chelsea’s sunk cost.

When asked about his hardest professional obstacle during the kit launch, Lukaku made it obvious how he felt about his second tenure with Chelsea.

He answered, “The one right now. “You see, I made a mistake when I left.

“It’s right for people to see that our team is truly cohesive by how we act in the locker room, on the field, and in our relationships with one another.

“Inter have given me the opportunity to play at a higher level in my career. I am really happy to wear this jersey, we hope to continue to grow like in the past years. We have to continue like this if we want to reach the goal.”

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel may also share Lukaku’s belief that he does not have a future with the London club, telling Sky Sports “I don’t know if it’s very likely” that he ever returns to Stamford Bridge after his loan.

“Given the fact he’s just on loan, of course there’s a chance,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s very likely, but it’s not on me to give an outlook on that.”

Tuchel added: “We decided together with the owners that we’d let (Lukaku) go. It was his wish to go, he had the possibility, we let him go.

“We brought now Raheem Sterling, which gives us a lot of flexibility, a lot of mobility, a lot of attacking options at the front, even if we don’t recruit more players.”

SOURCE: LIVESCORE

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