Romelu Lukaku made Chelsea noise with his interview some time ago. The Belgian striker will be punished by the club in the form of a fine.
Lukaku made a scene through his interview with Sky Sports a few weeks ago. The 28-year-old admitted that he was not happy at Chelsea.
Signed from Inter Milan for 115 million euros in the transfer market last summer, Lukaku admitted that he did not fit Chelsea's style of play. He himself has only made 7 goals for the Blues.
In addition, Lukaku admitted that he regretted leaving Inter. The player who had defended West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Manchester United also initially hoped to move to Barcelona or Real Madrid.
That comment made Thomas Tuchel's manager angry, to the point of parking him in the match against Liverpool. After the commotion, Lukaku apologized.
On Tuesday (4/1/2022), Lukaku expressed his apology for his words. Tuchel himself accepted it, but insisted there would still be sanctions imposed.
Tuchel confirmed Lukaku would be fined as a consequence of his remarks. The player was asked to accept it gracefully.
"Obviously there will be disciplinary action and he will accept it," said Tuchel, as reported by The Athletic.
"It happened and it's not a small thing. But it's not the biggest thing and a comeback is not impossible. This is what we (will) prove now. But, something happened. He will be fined and of course he has to accept it," he said.
According to reports, Chelsea will be fined £417,000, or around Rp. 8.1 billion. This is not the first time Lukaku has felt a fine of this magnitude.
In 2019, Romelu Lukaku was also fined by Manchester United in the amount of 400,000 pounds. The reason, he missed training.