Thu 04 August 2022 | 8:58

Koulibaly explained Lukaku's failure in Chelsea

The Belgian star returned to Serie A in the summer and will play for Inter.

Kalidou Koulibaly

has claimed that

Romelu Lukaku

's low self-confidence is the reason he failed to return to



Lukaku left Inter for 97.5 million pounds last summer and returned to Chelsea but failed to perform well at Stamford Bridge and returned to Inter on loan after a year. Koulibaly and Lukaku have faced each other in Serie A and the Senegalese defender, who left Napoli for Chelsea after eight years, explained his reasons for Lukaku's failure at Stamford Bridge.

He said:

"Romelu is a good player, a nice player, a talented player.

"He is very strong and I was used to playing against him in Italy – I think he didn’t like to play against me!"

"He scored a lot of goals in Italy and he won the Scudetto with Inter, so when he signed for Chelsea I was not surprised.

"Last year I think maybe he didn’t have the confidence he needed to play like he wanted. Maybe something else, I don’t know.

"Football is not all about the pitch, it is also your private life and everything else, so maybe it was something that didn't work with him over here."

source: SportMob

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