Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku made a public apology to Thomas Tuchel and the club’s supporters over a recent interview. Tuchel confirmed that Lukaku is available for selection for Chelsea’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham. The striker was dropped for their last Premier League match against fellow title contenders Liverpool. Lukaku in an interview had said that he is not happy with the situation at the club and had issues with Tuchel’s style of play.

“To the fans, I’m sorry for the upset that I caused,” Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku said. “You guys know the connection that I have had with this club since my teenage years, so I totally understand you guys being upset. Obviously, it’s up to me now to restore your trust and I’ll do my best to show commitment every day on the training ground and in the games, trying to make sure that we win games.”

“And also to the manager, I apologize, and also to my team-mates and the board, because I think it was not the right moment also and I want to move forward from this and make sure that we start winning football games and that I perform for the team in the best manner,” he added.

“First of all, we were even in the background happy that we took the time that it needed to look calmly on it and talk calmly,” Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said. “He has apologized and is back in the squad for today’s training [session] later. We have had enough time to clear the air and move on. For me, the most important thing was to understand and clearly understand and believe that it was not intentional.”

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