Lukaku admits he got scared after first training session under Tuchel

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Romelu Lukaku may have played under the intedse Antonio Conte for two seasons, but he has now seen a different level of intensity under Thomas Tuchel.

The £97.5m summer signing scored on his Chelsea debut in a 2-0 victory over Arsenal, and he has now admitted that he first got scared training under Tuchel.

“The first two training sessions, that intensity was so high that the first two or three days I had a bit of a scare,” Lukaku said to HLN via Sky Sports.

“But two days before the match we had a training session where I scored two goals and I thought ‘yes’.

“The team is looking good, the coach is looking good, I love the system that we play because it’s the same system as here [with Belgium], only the emphasis is different. For me it’s fantastic because I play in a team that dominates.”

Lukaku is now a doubt after picking up a knock on international duty.

Speaking after their 3-0 win over the Czech Republic on Sunday night, he said to a Belgian TV station: “I’ll have a scan of my thigh first- I am struggling with a minor issue for a while. And then I will return to Chelsea.”

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