Following Chelsea’s defeat to Juventus on Wednesday night, Antonio Conte, who worked with Romelu Lukaku at Inter Milan, claimed Thomas Tuchel doesn’t know how to use Lukaku.
Responding to Conte’s comments, Tuchel said: “He [Conte] was obviously not on the telly after the Tottenham game.
“Of course, if you watch this game against Juventus isolated, he is right on that point and he’s obviously in the TV studio to analyse this one game so he’s right, no discussion about it, but it’s not a general thing. If you watch the other games he’s maybe not right.
“I don’t feel offended, don’t get me wrong. He has every right, he is in the TV studio to do so. I even saw it while I was showering before the match in the hotel.
“I saw him talking about us, and I saw all the pictures that they showed of Romelu and our other players from the Tottenham game, and they were talking how good the link-up play is from Romelu and how strong he is and how much he’s scored, so they were praising him.
“After the Juventus game, they have the right to say that he was too isolated. Juventus made him isolated. It felt like seven players around him all the time in the box. They did it good and they did it in their style, and we have to accept it, but it’s not a general problem.”