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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

“I’ve never played that way” – Romelu Lukaku opens up on common misconception of his style of play

 Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has been speaking out on a common misconception that people have on his style of play, or the type of stri...

 Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has been speaking out on a common misconception that people have on his style of play, or the type of striker he is.

Just because he is physically built, many people assume that Lukaku is a target man, or how he describes it, a striker who plays with his back to the goal and his team mates fire in passes for him to hold up. But Lukaku says this is not the case, he is actually a striker who likes to face the goal and run because that is when he is his most dangerous, in his words.

Chelsea so far this season have been using Lukaku as a bit of both, but in reality they have yet to find the best way to play with him or get the best out of him, it is something that they are working on with the chemistry. But Thomas Tuchel did speak about Lukaku being a back to goal striker when he first joined, so there is certainly some confusion here.

This is Tuchel saying Lukaku was the type of profile they were looking for, one who likes to play with his back to goal….

🗣️ "This is the kind of profile we are looking for" Thomas Tuchel believes Romelu Lukaku's style is ideal for Chelsea – allowing others to shine around him pic.twitter.com/ Y9GDPBfm75 — Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 10, 2021

As reported by The Sun , Lukaku said: “The way I’m built – I’m quite big – everybody thinks I’m a sort of target man: just holding up the ball and being a goal poacher. “But I’ve never played that way and I hate it. “My biggest strength is that I’m dangerous when I’m facing towards the goal because that’s when I rarely make wrong choices.

“After I pass the ball, I know where I have to position myself in the box. “I can do a bit of everything and in some games when I know there is a lot of space behind the defence, I play differently. “The reason I’m so productive [in front of goal] is because I can do a bit of everything.”

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