(Video): Thomas Tuchel denies mistake in starting Lukaku

Thomas Tuchel said after the narrow win over Brentford at the weekend that he thought Romelu Lukaku was mentally and physically tired after a busy summer.

Playing just a few days later, he was injured – in a tackle however. A reporter asked the manager whether he regrets starting the striker again, and he pointed out that fact. It wasn’t an injury caused by fatigue, it was from a bad tackle, so there was nothing to regret. Only that the forward is now, for “some matches,” as he put it.

You can see the manager speaking in the clip embedded here: