Thomas Tuchel has credited Romelu Lukaku for his great performance on UEFA Champions League group stage against Zenit on Tuesday.
During the match, the Belgian helped Chelsea to secure three points, as his fourth goal since he returned to Stanford Bridge.
Tuchel is confident on Lukaku, not for his performance but mentality, he said, “The performance from Romelu was not easy. We didn’t create many chances for him but he’s the type of guy who doesn’t lose confidence and belief. And that is why he is a world-class striker.
“He’s super important, it’s as easy as that. You don’t find many strikers of his quality.
“We did win also without Romelu and produced results. But he was the type of profile we were missing, not just because of the talent but because of the personality. He is such a humble guy, a super communicator in the dressing room, and that creates a certain energy around him in the team that we are proud of and what to have.
“The spirit and atmosphere last year took us very far and it’s important we have it again. We have it with Romelu, he knows what the club is about
“We have him and we are very pleased because he gives everybody around him confidence.”
The German coach is not happy with his side performance during that match, but the presence of Belgian makes him proud.