What Romelu Lukaku did to Tottenham fans in Carabao Cup after controversial Chelsea interview
Chelsea News: Romelu Lukaku hit back at Spurs fans after constant mocking during Chelsea’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Tottenham.
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku hit back at the Spurs fans during the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg tie between the two bitter London rivals.
Lukaku, 28, has been in the news recently due to controversial comments he made on his displeasure at Chelsea and more specifically, his desire to return to Inter Milan.
“I am in love with Italy. This is the time to let people know what really happened without speaking badly about people because I’m not like that.”
He went on to conclude: “I want to apologize enormously to the Inter fans. “I think I was wrong: the way I left had to be handled differently . I should have talked to you first. because the things you have done for me, for my family, for my mother, for my son will remain forever in my life.” “I think I was wrong: the way I left had to be handled differently . I should have talked to you first. because the things you have done for me, for my family, for my mother, for my son will remain forever in my life.”
Additionally, it was always going to be interesting to see what sort of reception the disgruntled number 9 was going to get from the Blues fanbase who he had openly apologised to in the build-up to this midweek London derby.
As per football.london’s Chelsea writer Adam Newson, it was a ‘largely positive’ reaction which will come as a relief to Thomas Tuchel who called for fans to unite in support of the Belgian international.
His tweet read: ‘For what it’s worth, Romelu Lukaku’s name has just been read out here at Stamford Bridge and it was given a largely positive reception.’
In fact, it was the opposition supporters who travelled from north London who were more of a nuisance in comparison to the home fans.
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Lukaku nearly silenced those raucous away fans seconds into the game with his driving run which nearly resulted in an assist.
He also had a headed chance at the end of the first half when he was quicker to react to a cross in comparison to centre-half Davinson Sanchez.
Nevertheless, this didn’t discourage the banter that went on between Lukaku and the travelling faithful with Tottenham fans trying their best at will to get into the striker’s head, a tactic that came to avail with how the ex-Everton man responded. The chant went along the lines of: “He’s Inter Milan, he’s Inter Milan, Romelu Lukaku, he’s Inter Milan.” In response, Chelsea’s No.9 turned around to the crowd in the shed end and silenced them with a rye grin on his face following Chelsea’s second goal of the evening.