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Thomas Tuchel: Romelu Lukaku is ‘mentally tired’ after being overplayed

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Thomas Tuchel: Romelu Lukaku

Thomas Tuchel believes that striker Romelu Lukaku is mentally tired after playing continuously. The Belgian was part of the Euro 2020 squad that reached the quarter-finals. After a short break, the striker has started every game for Chelsea this season after signing in the summer. He started the season with a bang scoring four goals in his first four games before going six games without scoring. The striker has also played three games for Belgium during the international breaks. He returned to the club before their last game due to muscle fatigue.

“In this moment I feel Romelu is a bit overplayed – I think he played too many competitions with the national team.” Thomas Tuchel said about Romelu Lukaku. “He is a fantastic athlete and such a competitive guy – he wants to dig in deep and win things. I know how much he wanted to have a good outcome to the European Championship with Belgium and again in the Nations League. It means a lot to him to play for his country. If it does not work well, he always puts it on his shoulders, he thinks about it, he reflects on it.”

“I feel he is a bit mentally tired. For me, he’s overplayed. It’s difficult to judge if he needs a break, or is it better to keep him on the pitch?” he added. “It’s the same with Mason [Mount] and Jorgi (Jorginho) – they struggled. They have a lot of weight to carry for their countries – they love it and they’re competitors. But if you play 1,000 matches a year it can feel heavy.”

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