Roberto Martinez Speaks on Romelu Lukaku’s State of Mind at Chelsea
The coach of the Red Devils of Belgium, Roberto Martinez, has spoken about the state of Romelu Lukaku’s mind at Chelsea Football Club.
The forward player has struggled to break into the Blues’ first-team under manager Thomas Tuchel. Lukaku scored eight Premier League goals for Chelsea across 26 appearances, having netted 24 goals for Inter Milan in Serie A in 2020-21.
He wants to be important and enjoy his football. I’m sure the decision in the summer will be the right one. In Belgium we are quite relaxed with Romelu’s situation. I know it is a big topic, but at the moment he is trying to recover from the injury and that’s the only thing he has in his mind. If he stays at Chelsea it will be for the right reasons. If he’s moving away it will be because everyone agrees to it. Romelu is a player I know very well. I managed him at club level (at Everton) at a very young age. He was 19 and had a very different position than he has now. Now he’s a player who is very mature and very clear what he wants.
The Belgian is reportedly linked to Inter Milan on a loan deal from Chelsea and he is happy to take a pay cut.