Chelsea manager , Thomas Tuchel , praised Romelu Lukaku after scoring a goal against Zenit. According to Tuchel, there are many important things that Lukaku has brought to the team this season.
Chelsea host Zenit on matchday 1 of Group H of the 2021/2022 Champions League . In the duel that was held at Stamford Bridge, Wednesday (15/9/2021) early in the morning, the Blues won 1-0.
Lukaku’s goal was created in the 69th minute. The 28-year-old broke into Zenit’s goal after headbutting Azpilicueta’s pass. Winning 1-0, Chelsea are now in second place in Group H with three points.
Hard and Important
Lukaku immediately made a big impact for Chelsea. Last weekend, Lukaku scored twice as Chelsea won 3-0 at Aston Villa. Now, Lukaku has scored four goals in four games for the Blues.
“It’s very hard and very important, it’s that easy [to judge Lukaku],” said Tuchel as quoted by Football London .
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He’s a very, very important player.”
Lukaku’s goal has an important meaning for Chelsea. Not only ensuring the achievement of three points, said Tuchel, Lukaku’s goal could also change the course of the game. Luakku can always be counted on to be a goal machine.
So that’s not the only talent he brings, he brings belief and he carries the burden off other people’s shoulders,” he said.
In addition to technical ability, Tuchel is also amazed by Lukaku’s character. Tuchel said the Belgian player had high self-confidence. But that doesn’t mean he’s arrogant.
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Romelu Lukaku and Cesar Azpilicueta have shown a good connection between them. The last two games, both players helped each other to score goals for Chelsea .
Lukaku scored Chelsea’s only goal at home to Zenit St Petersburg on the first matchday of Group H of the 2021/2022 Champions League . This duel was held at Stamford Bridge, Wednesday (15/9/2021) in the morning WIB.
This result makes Chelsea in second place in Group H standings. The Blues get three points, equal to Juventus. However, Juventus has the right to top the standings on goal difference.
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Classy Finishing, Beautiful Bait
Lukaku scores a goal from Azpilicueta’s pass. Lukaku showed his class when he headed home Azpilicueta’s pass. For them, this is the second goal collaboration. Last weekend, Lukaku also scored from an Azpilicueta assist.
“Azpilicueta and I have the same views about certain maneuvers on the pitch,” Lukaku said, as quoted by BBC Sport .
We knew it would be a difficult game, but we were able to control it,” continued the Belgian player.
Lukaku is very happy with the goal and the three points Chelsea got. For him, Chelsea has shown a better performance than last weekend even though the number of goals scored is less.
“We have to keep improving,” said Lukaku.
“One game at a time. Today is the first game. Now we face a difficult game at the weekend against Tottenham,” said the former Inter Milan player.