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Tuchel acknowledge Lukaku after victory.

Tuchel acknowledge Lukaku after victory.

Tuchel acknowledges Lukaku after showing consistency.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel acknowledges his striker Romelu Lukaku after win in the Champions League.

The Blues started their title defence with a 1-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg as the Belgium striker scored the only goal.

While speaking with media after the game Tuchel stated that Lukaku has been the missing piece in the squad.

He praised Lukaku for is hard work and added that the former Inter Milan Player has that zeal when it comes to training.

“He was the type of guy that we were missing in our team, the profile, but not only for the talent but also for his personality.

“He is a super humble guy, he loves football, he loves to train. He is such a good communicator in the dressing room, he is open to everybody and that creates a certain atmosphere and energy around him and within the team.

“The atmosphere and the spirit last year took us very, very far and it is very important that we have it again, and we have it with Romelu because he loves Chelsea and knows what this club is all about.

“It gives us belief and gives everybody around him a lot of confidence when strikers score and are decisive.

“There is no talk and no video of any coach in the world that can have the same impact.”

Sportscliffs      Chelsea

Tuchel acknowledge Lukaku after victory.
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