• Sun. Sep 25th, 2022

EPL: “It maybe a curse, nobody wants to touch no. 9 shirts”- Tuchel revealed

Since the departure of Romelu Lukaku to his former club, Inter Milan, According to Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel revealed that “nobody wants to touch” the club’s No. 9 shirt amid fears it maybe cursed.

It has been a major issues that the Blues may be keeping it for a new striker, with the club linked with Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and RB Salzburg’s Benjamin Sesko might be the reasons for there transfer move.

Romelu Lukaku, best player, he was the latest in a series of players to wear the No. 9 at Stamford Bridge.

Although, before him, Tammy Abraham struggled with injuries and form before joining AS Roma.

Gonzalo Higuain, Alvaro Morata, Radamel Falcao and Fernando Torres all arrived at Chelsea and struggled to meet expectations.

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When asked why no player in the squad had taken the number, Tuchel said:

It’s cursed! People tell me it’s cursed! It’s not the case that we leave it open for tactical reasons or for some players in the pipeline to come in and naturally take it.

“There was not a big demand for the number nine. Players sometimes want to change numbers but surprisingly nobody wants to touch it.

“Like, everybody who is longer than me in the club, tells me ‘you know he had the nine and didn’t score and he had the nine and he also did not score.’ Now we have a moment, nobody wants to touch the number nine.”

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