Champions League: Lukaku reverses Tuchel’s advice to Chelsea at half-time against Zenit


Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed what manager Thomas Tuchel told Les Bleus players at half-time in their 1-0 Champions League win over Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday.

Lukaku scored the only goal of the game in the second half at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea started their Champions League defense with a win.

Zenit made life difficult for Tuchel’s men in the opening 45 minutes, leading to the game being tied at the break.

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Chelsea stepped up their intensity and pace in the second half and Lukaku, speaking after the game, explained what Tuchel’s message was to the players in the dressing room.

When asked what Tuchel said to Chelsea players, Lukaku was quoted by Football London during their post-match press conference: maybe through balls or me holding the ball or with crosses and that’s where we finally scored the goal from there.

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Lukaku now hopes to lead Chelsea to victory when they face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.

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