Chelsea star striker Romelu Lukaku will miss the UEFA nations league match against the EURO 2020 winner Italy for third place in Turin on Sunday. Lukaku played full 90 minutes against France on Friday and scored a goal to put Belgium up 2-0 but surprisingly ended up giving the lead to France in a tremendous comeback to win by 3-2.
— UEFA EURO 2024 (@EURO2024) October 9, 2021
Lukaku who made a comeback to Chelsea in the summer of a club record 97.8 million from Inter Milan and in 9 appearances he has just 4 goals in all competition. Chelsea who as of now is at the top of the table with 16 points will go against Brentford on October 16.
Chelsea striker rather than gets treated by the medical staff of Belgium preferred to return to his club. In the pre-match news conference, Martinez said that “It’s an overload. He didn’t feel 100% to play tomorrow. It’s soreness in his tissue. Every decision taken involves both medical departments together for the good of the player.”
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez: "Romelu Lukaku is suffering from muscle fatigue, same as Eden Hazard. They're not in best conditions to play. They're leaving the national team camp due to these problems – I don't know how long it will take". 🔵🇧🇪 #Belgium #RealMadrid #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 9, 2021
With the huge loss of the No.1 team in the world, everyone will expect that Italy will hold the 3rd place as with Lukaku out of the squad Belgium takes a big hit on the offensive side of the ground and Roberto Mancini’s team will run away with another win.