Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel responded in fine fashion when asked about Romelu Lukaku in comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo after the Belgian bagged a brace against Aston Villa.
The Blues came out 3-0 victors courtesy of two Lukaku goals and a Mateo Kovacic strike.
Speaking after the match, as quoted by football.london, Tuchel responded in hilarious fashion.
When asked who will score more goals, Lukaku or Ronald, Tuchel joked: “I couldn’t care less as long as Lukaku scores for us.”
The German expanded on his answer, heaping praise upon his striker,
“Honestly, I know you’d like to have a good answer but unfortunately, I don’t have one. Lukaku was decisive for us today and that is what we are looking for. He wants to score for Chelsea, help the team with his goals, that is what he did today.
“That is why he is here. He is not shy to speak this ambition out loud because he is full of confidence and is the kind of personality that can handle it. This is what he showed in the first games and today.” he said.
Ronaldo impressed on his second debut for Manchester United, scoring a brace against Newcastle but Lukaku matched this by netting two of his own against Aston Villa.
The pair faced off as they battled for the Serie A title last season in Italy. Lukaku’s Inter Milan side lifted the trophy whilst Ronaldo claimed the golden boot ahead of Chelsea’s new man.