I wanted to be the hero at Chelsea – £97.5m star says

Romelu Lukaku
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Romelu Lukaku sealed a £97.5m move to Chelsea last summer.

The 29-year-old striker moved to Chelsea with so much expectations on his shoulders, but it just didn’t work out for him.

Lukaku has said he expected to be a hero on his return to Chelsea, but things didn’t work out like that.

After one year at Chelsea, the Belgium international sealed a season-long loan deal to Inter Milan.

Speaking to DAZN, as per Football Italia, Lukaku said: “The season at Chelsea gave me extra motivation to do even better than before. I think in one year everyone has forgotten about the things I am capable of doing on the pitch.

“That is a kind of anger that I have inside me. That now the team has it too, which didn’t win last year, all together we hope to do better and bring something home.”

When asked what went wrong at Stamford Bridge, he responded: “So many things. I think before, when I left, I wanted to take revenge at Chelsea because when I was young it was my team for 11 years. I had the opportunity to go back there and thought I would be a hero, but that wasn’t the case.

“In March, when I heard there was an opportunity to come back here, slowly I didn’t say anything, but toward the end of the season we did a very good job with the club and I was able to come back here.

“I make reflections only at the end of the season, so after the last game I put myself to think what my situation was.

“I saw that as a player with Inter I did well, the season at Chelsea for me was difficult. I had no doubts, that’s why I made the decision to come back here.”