Romelu Lukaku has confirmed he held a phone conversation with Thomas Tuchel over his plans for him in Chelsea squad with striker keen on help the Stamford Bridge outfit fight for Premier League title this season.
The 28-year-old Belgian international become club record signing after completing his £98million move from Inter Milan last Thursday.
Lukaku was formerly represented the European champions between 2011 and 2014, but spending most of that period out on loan at West Brom and Everton before made joined the Toffees on a permanent deal.
After produced eye-catching performances at Everton, Lukaku made switched to Old Trafford in 2017, and spent two brilliant season before transferring to Inter Milan in August 2019.
In his first campaign with the Italian side, Lukaku scored 34 goals in all competitions to match a club record set by Ronaldo in 1997/98.
Last season, the 28-year-old netted 24 times and recorded 10 assists in Serie A as he helped Inter to their first league title since 2010 – the club’s first trophy in a decade.
Ahead of make first appearances at Cobham alongside his new team-mates on Tuesday, Lukaku was conducted his first full interview as a new Chelsea player today and asked about alot of series questions with including Thomas Tuchel plans for him.
The Belgian striker has confirmed the German coach has told him that he wants him to be a leader on the pitch, something that comes naturally to him anyway.
When asked about Thomas Tuchel: ‘The conversation was really clear from him, that he wants me to be a presence and a leader in the team. I have to just use all my abilities to make sure I can help the team as much as possible.
‘My role will depend on what the game plan is and what the boss wants me to do. If he wants me to be a focal point or if he wants me to attack the spaces in behind, I can do it. The two years in Italy helped me master all the facets of the game for a striker and now I’m ready.
‘I like the system that we play and I’m very flexible. I can play as a two or by myself and I’m used to the system because it’s what we play with the Belgian national team so I don’t need much time to adapt. It’s just knowing the strengths of my team-mates in important positions and knowing what we do off the ball, then I can do the rest.’
Lukaku, who handed Jersey No 18 after completing his sensational move last week, will be wearing No. 9 next season since Tammy Abraham left the London club for AS Roma.