Everyone seems to be having their views on the Romelu Lukaku scenario proper now and we’re seeing many blended opinions, which could be very pure.
However for me, the one man I wish to hear from when debating the problems surrounding Lukaku not performing proper now in a Chelsea shirt, is known striker Thierry Henry, who was top-of-the-line to ever do it within the sport.
That’s not the one cause I wish to hear from him although, he’s additionally the present Assistant Supervisor of Belgium, which means he coaches Lukaku and is aware of him very properly while additionally good buddies with him. So, if anybody is certified to talk on this, then it’s Henry.
In case you missed his views, it is a quote that sums it up. He additionally went on to say that if Lukaku is to make it at Chelsea then it’s him that should adapt to the fashion of play relatively than the opposite method round, which is kind of telling.
“Proper from the beginning I raised a query to myself, would he match into this group? For Rom to adapt to the best way Chelsea play, it takes time.
“They prefer to press, to be lively and to vary the entrance three. He likes to remain within the center.”
– Thierry Henry on Romelu Lukaku pic.twitter.com/sgKuvVO2qZ
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) February 23, 2022
He’s completely bang on right here, and we noticed it final evening. With out Lukaku and having Kai Havertz as a quantity 9, Chelsea had been faster, extra fluid, and most of all, their excessive energetic press was simply method an excessive amount of for Lille to deal with. We might not have been seeing the identical dynamics from our entrance three if Lukaku was within the centre, it’s simply totally different.
This isn’t saying Lukaku is a poor striker, as a result of he isn’t, we’ve all see how good he may be and what number of targets he has continued to bang away all through his profession. However he simply isn’t actually suited to how Thomas Tuchel likes to play, with loads of depth, need, and a great deal of working and brief sprints to win the ball again.
As Henry says, Lukaku prefers to remain central and doesn’t roam like Havertz does. However that’s when Chelsea look their finest, and that’s what Tuchel likes from all his gamers, interchanging dynamics.
Henry sums it up by asking an ideal query, why did Chelsea signal Lukaku? It’s actually bought me considering anyway and I’m unsure I’ve a ok reply.