You are not improving Lukaku – Conte hits out at Tuchel
Former Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, has accused Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, of not playing to Romelu Lukaku’s strengths.
Conte was speaking ahead of the Blues’ 1-0 defeat to Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The Italian bragged about the work he did to improve Lukaku when they worked together at Inter for two seasons.
“A coach is good if he can improve players. I think we did great work with Romelu over two years.
“He is a very specific striker. Bringing Lukaku into the box is dangerous. However, when he starts from midfield, he is incredibly quick. It’s very difficult to find a player who is both a target man, but can also run from midfield.
“These are also characteristics I can see in Erling Haaland. I had been tracking Lukaku for a very long time and wanted him when I was at Chelsea, even when he was at West Brom,” Conte told Sky Italia.
Lukaku has now failed to score in Chelsea’s last two matches against Manchester City and Juventus.