Romelu Lukaku has moved to make clear his astonishing accusation that a few of his Manchester United team-mates had been ‘hiding’ throughout their 2-1 Champions League defeat to Sevilla.
The Belgian striker, who scored what proved to be a late comfort objective at Outdated Trafford, brought on a stir by saying ‘one thing had been flawed with some gamers, some gamers had been hiding’ in a post-match interview with BT Sport.
Nevertheless, Lukaku insists he meant that a few of his team-mates had been hiding their faces within the dressing room afterwards, moderately than of their efficiency on the pitch.
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku clarified his feedback about team-mates ‘hiding’ in an Instagram publish following their shock Champions League exit to Sevilla
Lukaku steered a few of Manchester United’s gamers went ‘hiding’ in a post-match interview on BT Sport however claims he wasn’t referring to their on-field efficiency
In an Instagram publish, Lukaku wrote: ‘By no means will I criticise my teammates! Hiding your face once you’re upset within the dressing room is regular…
‘The result’s horrible however we’re @manchesterunited we’ll bounce again for certain along with your assist!
‘One other massive recreation arising time to arrange for that one! 200 Targets now in my younger profession however it is time to add trophies in my profession… time to work even more durable.’
Lukaku’s 84th-minute objective was too little, too late after Wissam Ben Yedder had come off the bench to attain twice and earn Sevilla a surprising victory.
The Spanish membership, who held United goalless within the first leg, progress to the quarter-finals of the main European competitors for the primary time since 1958.
Lukaku scored a comfort for United through the later phases of the Champions League tie
However a double from Wissam Ben Yedder meant the Outdated Trafford aspect exited the competitors
Clearly smarting from the loss, Lukaku instructed BT Sport: ‘Some issues had been flawed with some gamers, some gamers had been hiding. The deception was actually massive, as a result of you recognize I believe we began the sport effectively, after which we began to allow them to have management within the recreation.
‘Then we had a couple of half possibilities however we did not actually rating, after which they scored the primary objective.
‘From that second on we tried to chase the sport and so they scored the second which was an enormous blow. On the finish we stored pushing but it surely was not sufficient.
‘We should always have executed higher as a result of the little bit of high quality we’ve within the group, we should always have went via. We did not deserve it as a result of we weren’t adequate.’
And the Belgian striker insisted his aspect had not deserved to advance to the last-eight
Lukaku did try to make clear his ‘hiding’ remark later in the identical interview however clearly felt the necessity to take to social media after going through criticism.
He stated on BT Sport: ‘Not hiding, however I imply within the dressing room, as a result of some individuals had been disillusioned with the outcome as a result of we anticipated higher from ourselves.
‘We all know we’ve a variety of high quality within the group however at this time we did not present it. So, it was troublesome for us. Now we have to bounce again, we’ve one trophy to chase, and that is the FA Cup.
‘However we needed to go very far within the Champions League as a result of that is what a membership like Manchester United have to do, and we did not do it at this time so we’re very disillusioned.’
United, who path rivals Manchester Metropolis by 16 factors within the Premier League, have yet one more shot at silverware this season and host Brighton within the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday night.