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Following the striker’s omission from the Liverpool game, Thomas Tuchel issued an update yesterday on the outcome of their meeting which was held on Monday January 3rd.
Lukaku was not in the squad for the Liverpool game at the weekend following the unpleasant noise generated by an interview he gave to an Italian media, which caused distractions from the squad’s preparation ahead of the Liverpool game at Stamford Bridge at the weekend.
Thomas Tuchel on Tuesday January 4th at his media conference ahead of carabao cup semi final(first leg) versus Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday said;
“We are happy we toggok the time that is needed to look on it and to talk calmly about it”.
Tuchel was asked on the update about Romelu Lukaku and had this to say;
“Romelu apologised and is back in the squad for today’s training and for me the most important thing was to clearly understand and believe that is was not intentional”.
He went further to explain that although it does not make it better or easier to understand recent events, that in Lukaku he sees a committed player in every way.