Chelsea don’t know how to use Lukaku, They can win the Champions League if Thomas Tuchel can figure it out – Antonio Conte.
Former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss, Antonio Conte said Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel are yet to ‘figure out how to use Lukaku’. He revealed that the striker is good but must be well used. This is the only way Chelsea can win the Champions League back to back.
The former coach of Chelsea was speaking to Sky Sports after Chelsea’s humiliating defeat to Juventus yesterday.
Antonio Conte led inter Milan to their first Serie A title in 10years just last season. Lukaku left Manchester United to Inter where he scored 24 goals for the club last season.
He also alleged that he has improved Lukaku’s capabilities as a good striker and that, he’s absolutely on of the best coaches.
“A coach is good if he can improve players. I think we did great work with Romelu over two years. He is already at a very high level but a player must keep improving until the day he retires” he said
Conte also believe Romelu Lukaku is a ‘specific striker’ and chelsea has a great chance to winning the champions league again when used properly.
“During the game, there are moments when Lukaku needs to be turned on but other than that he is one of the toughest forwards to play against, because he can do damage in any area of the pitch. If you have a centre forward like that you need to use him and I don’t think Chelsea have quite figured out how to use him yet. Last season, they didn’t have a proper centre forward so they rotated positions, whereas Lukaku is a real reference point in attack. If they can figure out how to use Lukaku, then Chelsea can become the team to beat in the Champions League this season. He is a specific striker. Bringing Lukaku into the box, he is dangerous. However, he can start from the midfield, he is very quick. It is very difficult to find a player who is both a target man, but can also run from midfield” Antonio Conte told Sky Sports.
Source: Daily Mail