Why I won’t change tactics just to suit Romelu Lukaku – Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed he won’t change his tactics just to suit Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

Tuchel criticised the striker following his performance in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday. Tuchel was unhappy with the number of times Lukaku surrendered possession to Manchester City.

When asked if he would change his tactics to get the best out of Lukaku, Tuchel insisted it would be wrong to change his approach just to suit one player because it’s a team sport.

“We do everything to help him,” Tuchel said in his pre-match press conference on Monday. “It is absolutely the wrong question because it is focusing on one player.

“He is a key player and we want him to be a key player but this is for me the wrong approach.”

He then went on to add: “This is what we do by the way constantly, for any player.

“It’s a team sport, not about ten players serving one player. This is not Chelsea or football. Every player serves one team, this will never change.”

Lukaku has scored 7 goals for the Blues in all competitions since joining from Inter Milan in a club record deal last summer.

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