Chelsea newboy, Romelu Lukaku has spoken up on his first discussion with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.
Tuchel has already disclosed that Lukaku will provide a focal point for his front line following the departure of veteran forward, Olivier Giroud.
And Lukaku says the German wants him to be a “presence and leader” in attack.
Asked if he had spoken with Tuchel, Lukaku told the club’s website: “Yes, of course! The conversation was really clear from him, that he wants me to be a presence and a leader in the team. I have to just use all my abilities to make sure I can help the team as much as possible.
“My role will depend on what the game plan is and what the boss wants me to do. If he wants me to be a focal point or if he wants me to attack the spaces in behind, I can do it. The two years in Italy helped me master all the facets of the game for a striker and now I’m ready.
“I like the system that we play and I’m very flexible. I can play as a two or by myself and I’m used to the system because it’s what we play with the Belgian national team so I don’t need much time to adapt. It’s just knowing the strengths of my team-mates in important positions and knowing what we do off the ball, then I can do the rest.”