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Lukaku: I will never forgive Andre Villas-Boas

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has opened up on how former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas' treatment hindered his progress at Chel...


Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has opened up on how former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas' treatment hindered his progress at Chelsea.

Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in the summer of 2011 but the striker didn't get the opportunity to show his talent until Di Matteo took over from the Portuguese but few random matches didn't stop the youngster from joining West Brom on loan the following season.

However, looking back on what happened, the former Manchester United striker felt he deserved better treatment at Stamford Bridge.

“Di Matteo told me that I would stay with the group until after the final,” he told Het Laatste Nieuws, cited by The Express.

“He thought everyone should come along, including the ones who were suspended and the few boys who were not in the Champions League squad. I am also grateful to him for that.

“This win is one of the things I’ve always dreamed about.

“You want to celebrate something like that with the team at that time. That is nice in itself at the age of nineteen.

“I am happy for the whole club, but there is one man who took a lot from me: the previous trainer (Villas-Boas). I will never forgive him for that.”
“Once I had to play in the front left, another time in the front right. You don’t develop that way.

“Then at some point you have to think about yourself. So I told the club what I thought of it. I know, Villas-Boas was also under pressure.

“‘But that’s why he didn’t have to treat me like that. Di Matteo approached me completely differently, he immediately involved me in everything.

“That should have been much earlier. Really, I never forgave the previous coach.”

Lukaku went on to play for West Brom, Everton and Manchester United before joining Inter Milan last summer.


Written by Vince @blue_footy
Photo credit: Metro

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