The Belgian striker gave an interview to the club’s official microphones and explains the reasons that prompted him to return to Stamford Bridge
Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea this summer. The Belgian forward had already worn the Blues shirt when he was 18 and it didn’t go very well. “It was painful and useful, but I would say more useful because it gave me the mindset and mindset I needed to become the player I am today.“, Lukaku’s words to Chelsea’s official website.”The team was very good, but no one saw the extra work they did after training. At 18, I saw firsthand every day how much the players have worked. At that moment I realized that was what I had to do to become this type of player. I said to myself “when I’m not playing, this is what I’m going to do” and it basically became a way of life“.
“I knew I would improve as a player, so it was only a matter of time”, explains about his return to Stamford Bridge. “I had two occasions to come back, in 2016 and 2017, but it didn’t happen for various reasons. In the end it happened because now is the right time, the right age, the team is doing well and there is everything to have success. I am now much calmer, matured with parenthood and am more relaxed. After winning in Italy and knowing what it takes to get there, this has really helped me. Over the past three years, I have been able to build something I can face for the rest of my career. “
“I recognized my little qualities and my talent, but I also knew what I wasn’t good at and spent a lot of time working on that to become more complete. I’m very happy with the opportunity and we have started really well as a team. teammates have made my life very easy and the coach is doing a great job. Our performances have been good but we are always looking for the next challenge. “
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