LONDON: Thomas Tuchel says he doesn’t need to change Chelsea’s approach just to fit in with striker Romelu Lukaku who has lost his sharpness in front of goal, insisting the club will try to help him.
The Chelsea manager voiced his frustration with the Belgian striker and other strikers after they lost 1-0 at the hands of Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday.
Tuchel, who will travel to Brighton today, was asked if he needed to change Chelsea’s style of play to complement the former Inter Milan player.
But the German said he could not focus only on the lesser -known star striker – who has scored just two Premier League goals since September.
“I think we’re going to try to help him. This is what we often do for any player. It’s a team sport so it’s not about 10 players working for one player.
“This is not Chelsea and this is not football. Every player works for the team. This is the highest principle and it will not change,” Tuchel said.
The Chelsea manager also demanded an explanation on the decision -making process in postponing the English Premier League match.
The meeting between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal on Sunday was postponed after The Gunners lost a number of players due to COVID-19, injuries and an African Nations Cup commitment.
Chelsea asked for the match against Wolves on December 19 to be postponed after seven positive COVID-19 cases in their squad, but were ignored.
“I think the decision needs to be clearer and more consistent. I still believe in the rules because when I start to doubt it or disbelieve it, where will it end?
“I get the information and accept it because of what else I can afford to do. I will not waste energy for a decision that I have no influence in,” he said.