Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku insists his intention was not to insult Chelsea during last week’s Sky Italia interview.
During the controversy, Lukaku declared “…there are three top-level teams; Barcelona, Real and Bayern. All players dream of them. It’s the truth. I thought I was going to one of the clubs after Inter”.
Asked about the comments, the striker replied: “What I mean by that is that there are a lot of kids who have a certain dream of playing for those football clubs. My club was Chelsea and everyone knows that. From the time I was 10 or 11 years old, I always said I would play for Chelsea.
“I came here when I was 18. It did not go so well, but now I am back here as a 28-year-old in the best years of my career. I must not ruin this because I have worked really hard for the last ten years to get this opportunity and I am really happy to be here.”