Nizaar Kinsella reports on a bizarre, awkward incident that happened between Thomas Tuchel and Romelu Lukaku.
It happened before the striker aired his frustration with the head coach in an infamous interview in December.
“Somebody told me that once Romelu Lukaku was chatting to Thomas Tuchel watching a Spurs Premier League game, and Tuchel said ‘there’s your daddy’ about Antonio Conte,” Kinsella told the Italian Football Podcast.
“It was just a joke, but it didn’t go down very well with Lukaku.”
This situation looks so weird so it’s difficult to believe it. It’s easy to say it’s fake news and it well could be the case of fake news. But Nizaar Kinsella is an extremely credible source regarding all things Chelsea so he probably wouldn’t say this in public if he wasn’t sure it really happened.
Lukaku is set to join Inter Milan on a season-long loan. He previously worked with Conte at Inter.