Romelu Lukaku revealed that was not José Mourinho to force him to leave Chelsea last season, but it was just HIS decision.
“Choices were made by me. By me. Not by them,” claimed the Everton striker, that already netted 16 goals in this season so far.
“Everyone says it is Mourinho’s fault but it is not his fault because I made the decision. I went to his office to ask if I could go. He was the first one to say: ‘Good luck.’
“I signed the deal with Everton at 11 o’clock and the first text message I got on my old BlackBerry was from Mourinho saying: ‘Good luck, do your best and I will see you next season.’ He was the first. Nobody knows that and that is why for me he gets immense respect. It is really sad he has to go. He is a great character and a great man. Even though there were words said in the media, I never looked at it because I know what he did and not a lot of managers would do that.”
Lukaku also said that he was really surprised by Mourinho’s sacking: “It’s hard, it’s tough. Seven months ago, they won the Premier League by playing some wonderful football. It’s mad, mad. When I heard the news I thought: ‘Wow.’ That was the only thing I could say.”