Thomas Tuchel has urged costly striker Romelu Lukaku to prove himself

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Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has urged costly striker Romelu Lukaku to prove himself capable of playing contemporary football the way the team works. Because otherwise, it would have to sit on the back side of the ass for a long time.

Kai Havertz ‘s strong form , both scoring goals or being involved in the game , saw Lukaku pushed into the reserve in the latter stages.  

In which Tuchel admitted that the Belgian striker was disappointed. But the determination and enthusiasm for reclaiming the title has not diminished.

“ It wasn’t easy for him. But he is an important member of the team, ” the 48 -year -old said ahead of the trip to Norwich ( 10 March ) , Talk to UFABET .

“ Sometimes there are other players who are unhappy. Because the biggest problem is that we can start 11 positions . A lot of players have reason to think they can be a consistent start for us. yes _

“ There are always opportunities because Kai can play in different positions. He could be a low forward. Like we used that plan in the second half against Burnley and in the second half with Luton, so there are always chances . 

“ Romelu, for such things as everyone else and this is what we need. He still looks positive as he is. Of course, he didn’t like the situation. But he dealt with it in a very professional manner. Also, I try my best to be respectful. And give me the same support as I do with all the others. ”

The 28 – year-old striker has scored just five goals in the English Premier League and hasn’t been named on the scoreboard in any league game since 2022 , having started just four .