Former Chelsea player Romelu Lukaku will however support Real Madrid of his compatriots Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois against the Blues. The striker hopes to see the Belgians win the trophy before the Euro.
Chelsea “betrayed” by one of his own? At 24 hours of the semi-final return between Chelsea and Real Madrid in the Champions League, the English tabloids were ignited after the statements of Romelu Lukaku Monday evening on the RTBF.
Italian champion with Inter Milan, the Belgian center forward was the guest of the show “La Tribune”. Asked about Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, two Real Madrid players, Lukaku wished them to win as many titles as possible, including the Champions League by passing the obstacle Chelsea.
“I spoke with Courtois and I will speak with Eden tomorrow (Tuesday). I know what Eden wants to do. I hope he wins the Champions League and La Liga, and that he is 100% ready for the Euro “, hopes the native of Antwerp.
A “conspiracy” according to the Daily Mail
Belgian-Belgian support immediately interpreted by the Sun or the Daily Mail as an affront to his former club. The Daily Mail spoke squarely of a Belgian “plot” against the Blues.
Transferred to Chelsea in the summer of 2011, at only 17 years old, the powerful Belgian striker has never managed to win in the Blues. On loan twice to West Bromwich and Everton, he was transferred to the Toffees in the summer of 2014.
Indisputable in the Belgian selection (91 selections, 59 goals), the striker especially hopes that his compatriots will arrive at the Euro by having enriched their record. “It would be nice if we had as many players as possible winning titles to bring a good state of mind,” said Lukaku.
If his statements jumped across the Channel, it is above all that the Belgian is cited as a target of … Chelsea during the next transfer window. The Blues are said to be willing to mount a € 120million deal to repatriate Lukaku to Stamford Bridge.