Unhappy Chelsea Striker Hits Out At Villas-Boas

By on May 21, 2012


Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku has blasted former coach Andre Villas-Boas for the way he treated him during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku was a big-money buy from Anderlecht last summer and was seen as a long term purchase by senior club officials. However, the deal was secured before AVB was appointed as Blues boss and the Belgian youngster failed to start a game under the Portuguese manager.


Villas-Boas was sacked in March and the 19-year-old has hit out at the way his former manager treated him during his time at the club, describing it as ‘weird’ and something he would never be able to forgive him for.

Quoted by Sky Sports News, Lukaku said:

“There is one person that I will never forgive for what he did to me – the previous coach.

“It’s not just that. It was also the way he spoke to me and treated me.

“Right from the beginning, it was weird. I could not stand how he was treating me. I received no explanation.

“In training, he put me on the right or left wing. In training matches, I was a substitute with a shirt to keep swapping teams. I really learned nothing!

“I have told the club that too. I understand that he was under pressure, but I was also thinking of myself. I have improved in recent months.”

Roberto Di Matteo replaced Villas-Boas and the Italian gave Lukaku his first start at the club in their final Premier League game of the season, starting in a 2-1 win over Blackburn.


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