The Blues have signed a superstar striker but their manager says they are not enough – the tongue in the cheek firmly.
Thomas Tochel has ridiculed Chelsea’s attempts to sign the striker this summer, when the club were asked about Borussia Dortmund’s Earling Holland after seeing Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku’s 98 98 million (13 136 million) transfer from Inter to Stamford Bridge was announced on Thursday after weeks of negotiations to bring him back to Chelsea.
For most of the summer, however, Chelsea were concerned about signing Holland, who appear ready to stay at the Bundesliga club. After being asked about the Netherlands, Tachel began jokingly criticizing his club’s efforts in the transfer market.
what he said?
“Yes, we tried to sign both and wanted Lewandowski to be No. 10 behind,” Tachel joked before the match against Crystal Palace in the Premier League. “Unfortunately, the board didn’t listen and we only have Romelo.”
“Yes, we missed a lot of opportunities,” he continued sarcastically as Lionel Messi was brought up. “That’s why you find me so upset and don’t want to continue.
“No! We had a specific profile and we are very happy with the mindset and behavior of the group. We wanted it to stay that way. It is not given to be placed in a group. It is valuable and can be decisive. Football
“In my opinion, this is decisive and we are very careful and want to protect it. It was not about bringing in the maximum number of players in this group. We had to make sure that the player was good enough. Yes, in the right state of mind and with your personality can give us to improve.
“We wanted to be as sure as possible with this transfer. There are always doubts about the transfer but we are very confident with Romelu because he knows the club and what Chelsea is all about. Is like
“We think Romelo, who goes through here and always has Chelsea in his heart, is a perfect addition to our group because he includes all of these things. We at this club are proud of him.
“Of course, there were some exchanges on our phone but now he is following the protocol and quarantining for a few days and we will work on the details.”
Who is out of the Palace match?
Hakeem Zia will be out for two weeks to avoid surgery amid fears that he removed his elbow in the Super Cup win against Villarreal, and a doubt with an indefinite injury for the next match. That is, for the Blues in quarantine after signing with Lukaku.
“Hakeem will definitely miss the game due to his injury,” Tachel added. “It has been decided that he will be treated conservatively. The situation at the moment is that we do not need surgery, which is very good news for this kind of problem.
“We hope it continues like this and he can be back on the field in the next two weeks. We can’t promise but that’s what we hope. We have some problems with N. Golo Kante. Need, game. It’s from the final. “