Thomas tuchel heaps praise on romelu lukaku as the Belgian international once again lived up to expectations at the bridge against their russian opponents.
Romelu lukaku 69th minutes header was the difference at the bridge as chelsea began their champions league tittle defence against a spirited zenith st petersburg .
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Tuchel heaps praise on romelu lukaku
With both teams dominating the game without finding the back of the net in the first half of the game , however a well timed cross from captain Cesar Azpilicueta in the 69th minutes was all Lukaku needed to put the ball pass zenit st petersburg goalkeeper.
After the game thomas tuchel heaps praise on Romelu Lukaku as he was quoted in an interview :
“It was an excellent header [from Lukaku for the goal], a well-timed cross by [Cesar] Azpilicueta, Tuchel told BBC Sport. “He was brave enough to step up and we had bodies in the box.
“That’s why he [Lukaku] is here. He likes to score and he’s decisive for us.”
Added Lukaku on his goal in an interview with BT Sport: “Me and Cesar agree on certain types of movements on the pitch. I had to get my timing right but it was a beautiful ball by him.
“We knew it would be a tough game but we controlled it really well.”
Lukaku will be hoping to lead the line once again on in the premier league as chelsea are up against tottenham at the weekend.