Get breaking news alerts from myKhel

Lukaku clarifies comments regarding 'hiding' team-mates

By Harry West
Romelu Lukaku

London, March 14: Romelu Lukaku insisted he will never point the finger at his team-mates after appearing to accuse some Manchester United players of "hiding" during their defeat to Sevilla.

United were dumped out of the Champions League in the last 16 on Tuesday as Wissam Ben Yedder's quickfire brace inspired the visitors to a 2-1 victory.

Lukaku pulled one back with six minutes remaining at Old Trafford but Jose Mourinho's side never looked likely to score the two more goals they needed to reach the quarter-finals.

After the game, Lukaku told BT Sport: "Something was wrong with some players, some players were hiding," which was taken as a dig at his team-mates for failing to take responsibility under pressure.

However, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Lukaku posted on Instagram to explain his remarks.

"Never will I criticise my team-mates!" he wrote.

"Hiding your face when you're upset in the dressing room is normal...The result is terrible but we're @manchesterunited we will bounce back for sure with your support!

"Another big game coming up time to prepare for that one! 200 goals now in my young career but it's time to add trophies in my career... time to work even harder."

Source: OPTA

For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

    Story first published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 14:00 [IST]
    Other articles published on Mar 14, 2018
    + More
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more