The Belgian celebrity led the Blues to a Champions League-starting victory over Zenit on Tuesday..”
Thomas Tuchel was full of praise for summer signing Romelu Lukaku after the Chelsea ahead scored the only aim within the Blues’ 1-0 win over Zenit on Tuesday.
Lukaku sealed all three points at Stamford Bridge with a 69th-minute intention, helping remaining season’s Champions League winners begin their new campaign with a victory.
The Belgian ahead joined Chelsea this summer season from Inter, and, after leading the Blues with but another goal, Lukaku turned into praised by Tuchel for doing exactly what he changed into added to London to do.
What was stated?
“It was an incredible header [from Lukaku for the goal], a nicely-timed cross with the aid of [Cesar] Azpilicueta, Tuchel told BBC Sport. “He was courageous sufficient to step up and we had bodies inside the box..”
That’s why he [Lukaku] is here. He likes to attain and he is decisive for us.”
Added Lukaku on his goal in an interview with BT Sport: “Me and Cesar agree on sure types of movements on the pitch. I had to get my timing proper however it turned into a stunning ball with the aid of him.
“We knew it’d be a difficult recreation however we controlled it definitely properly.”
‘One sport at a time’
Lukaku is already off to a sturdy begin to his 2nd stint at Chelsea, having scored 4 desires in as many video games given that making the switch from Inter.
The addition of Lukaku has simplest made Chelsea more dangerous after the Blues won the Champions League ultimate season.
And, whilst asked approximately his element in supporting Chelsea to a ability repeat, Lukaku said he is not looking that a ways beforehand..”
I’m simply satisfied with the win,” he delivered. “Today became a higher performance than the weekend [a 3-0 win over Aston Villa]. We must preserve growing.”
He persisted: “One recreation at a time. Today is the primary game [in the Champions League]. Now we’ve got a tough recreation on the weekend in opposition to Tottenham..”