Thomas Tuchel doesn't want to emulate Conte's style to maximise Lukaku's impact

Romelu Lukaku had a tough start at Chelsea this season.

The Belgian striker scored 24 goals and made 10 assists at Inter in the 2020/21 season winning the Serie A title.

He recently voiced his frustration with Tuchel’s use of him at Chelsea scoring just five goals in 13 matches.

Tuchel believes that he can adapt to Conte’s style in order to get the best out of the Belgian forward.

“We cannot just play like Inter played and hope that will bring the best out of Romelu,” Tuchel said.

“That was a fantastic season because Antonio Conte is a fantastic coach. That system he played at Inter did not only suit Romelu and the second striker Lautaro Martinez, it fits the whole squad.

“Conte played 3-4-3 at Chelsea. At Inter he played 3-5-2. Obviously he is adapting to his players and implementing his ideas, and this is what I do.

“I put my players in positions where they are confident they can help the team. This is what Antonio Conte does in every league he works, at an outstanding level. I have nothing but full respect. He is such an emotional and influential coach at the sideline. I really love to watch his team play. It will be a pure pleasure to play against him.

“We are fully aware how successful he was at Chelsea and I have no doubt he will be successful at Tottenham. He is a top, top top level coach, no doubt.”

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