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PremierLeague-News.Com - The firm disciplining of Romelu Lukaku gained Thomas Tuchel support, treating Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang differently could cause issues
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Thomas Tuchel was hesitant to pin all the blame for the failure of Romelu Lukaku's Chelsea return solely on the Belgian's shoulders as maybe some supporters have. "I am far away from pointing the finger at Romelu, but he is disappointed, I was disappointed," Tuchel told Sky Sports in a sit-down interview preceding the clash with Spurs. "It is on me to find structure, to build an environment, to make a player confident and to bring the very best out of him, that’s why I am here. I’m serving the players, not the other way around. I did not succeed, that does not make me happy." Lukaku scored within 80 seconds of his return to Serie A during Inter's opening win over Lecce on Saturday evening. A day that also saw Timo Werner net for RB Leipzig on his Bundesliga return. Both failed to produce the goalscoring form Tuchel needed last season, a problem the German is hoping to fix before the end of this window. READ MORE:Frenkie de Jong snub, Jorginho leaves - Thomas Tuchel £300m Chelsea midfield nightmare possible The failure of Lukaku felt as much a cultural problem as it was tactical. The moment the £97million forward opted to speak without the club's permission to Italian media, he unleashed a host of awkward questions to his head coach. This was the sort of fiasco that undermined Tuchel's predecessors, but the aftermath of it actually strengthened his influence. Lukaku was dropped from a key game against Liverpool, Tuchel very boldly proclaimed in a press conference that at Chelsea. "It is a team sport so it is not about ten players serving one player, it is not Chelsea and is not football." Supporters backed Tuchel more, they blamed Lukaku. It was a sign that superstar power would not come before the overall team. A theory that made the decision to reject an approach to sign Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this summer very logical. Lukaku is now back in Milan, whether Tuchel wanted to give Lukaku another chance conflicts with some reports over how that deal unfolded with Todd Boehly at the centre of negotiations. But now we get to the pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona, a player Tuchel enjoyed a great relationship with at Borussia Dortmund. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be a Chelsea player before the end of this window (Image: (Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)) Tuchel was full of praise for the striker last week, cheekily grinning as reporters probed for any sign of a reunion in the works.
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. It was a pleasure." Tuchel said. "This has nothing to do with the situation now, but players stay your players because you work very, very close. Auba is one of these players. "We had a very close relationship. Always when we played him here with Arsenal, there was always straight away this close bond. They always stay your players in a way, Auba is one of these guys." The striker's fallout with Mikel Arteta became a major story at Arsenal last season, with the Gabon international being punished for returning late to training and being stripped of the captaincy. His exit to Barcelona re-emerging due to the release of Amazon's All or Nothing documentary on the North London club. Tuchel responded that he had "no concerns" over the fallout at Arsenal, in which Arteta explained to Amazon cameras that he had a file of the Gabon international's growing misdemeanours under his leadership. "I experienced none of this," Tuchel continued. "This is nothing to do with the situation in Arsenal, which I will also not comment on out of respect. It's not on me to comment, and I don't know what happened. In Dortmund, there was never an issue." Should Chelsea sign Aubameyang before deadline day and Tuchel gets to reunite with a player who thrived under him in Germany, the cultural risk to a dressing room is obvious. If the 33-year-old started missing training, turning up late and failing to live up to the high standards Tuchel wants, how would the younger players in his squad react? What would be the fallout if stories of Aubameyang reached the media and Tuchel did not follow his previous actions with Lukaku? Maybe Tuchel can soften those concerns given his man-management, but he already faces questions over his ability to improve an underperforming attack and the profile of Aubameyang will be another test in an uncertain season. How Tuchel manages the "environment" his old striker walks into should this deal get done will be informative and potentially dangerous. READ NEXT : Frenkie De Jong Chelsea transfer dream must answer defining Thomas Tuchel question Todd Boehly overdue £40m success breaks fundamental Chelsea transfer rule to set new trend Timo Werner Chelsea fate exposes wider transfer mistake that Todd Boehly cannot repeat Callum Hudson-Odoi Dortmund talks could finally end Chelsea's £150m transfer dead-end Full Chelsea Premier League fixture list for 2022/23
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