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Darren Backs Tuchel’s Decision To Axe Lukaku



RB Leipzig forward to replace Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea

Former Newcastle United star, Darren Ambrose has backed Thomas Tuchel’s decision to axe Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea squad.

He said Tuchel’s decision to leave Lukaku out of their crucial clash against Liverpool was justified, even though he is Chelsea’s club record signing.

The £98million man was completely removed from the squad that played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge as Christian Pulisic and Mateo Kovacic rescued a point for the Blues on Sunday.

Lukaku was dropped after his Interview with Sky Sports Italia wherein he said he was unhappy at Stamford Bridge. He also said he wanted to leave Stamford Bridge and return to Inter Milan.

The Belgium international also said that Chelsea was only his fourth choice when he considered leaving San Siro, placing Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich ahead of the Blues.

“If you’re a young player in that dressing room, it doesn’t matter how much money you’ve cost,” Ambrose said on Darren Bent’s Boot Room.

“If you see your record signing, with the disciplinarian let’s say that Thomas Tuchel is by all accounts, and you’re record signing is saying words and doing interviews behind your back and gets away with it.

“If he says, ‘I can’t drop you just yet because it is Liverpool’ you’re showing how important he is to the team, even if he is.

“It’s such a difficult one, but I think Thomas Tuchel has felt it is not right, he shouldn’t have said what he said.”

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