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Completely different: former Chelsea player compares Di Matteo and Villas-Boas

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Former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku said he still holds a huge grudge against Chelsea's former manager Andre Villas-Boas over his name exclusion from the Champions League squad, the year the Blues won the trophy.

The Belgium international player Romelu Lukaku arrived at the Stamford Bridge in summer 2011 as a highly rated teenager but spent the majority of the season with the reserves under former boss Andre Villas-Boas. He was not even a part of the players that was registered for the Champions League squad that season and only made his first English Premier League appearance in May after Villas-Boas’s sacking.

Chelsea also concluded the season with two trophies, the FA Cup and the highly rated Champions League under caretaker boss and Italian Roberto Di Matteo.

The Inter Milan striker told the media that, Di Matteo told me that I would stay with the group until after the final and he thought everyone should come along, including the ones who were suspended and the few boys who were not in the Champions League squad. I am also grateful to him for that.

He also said in his words that it is nice in itself at the age of nineteen. I am happy for the whole club but there is one man who took a lot from me the former manager Villas-Boas. I will never forgive him for that. I didn’t touch it with a finger, because I didn’t win this trophy myself.

He added that, Di Matteo approached me completely differently and he immediately involved me in everything. That should have been much earlier. Really, I never forgave the previous coach.

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