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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink blasts “disrespectful” Romelu Lukaku

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink blasts “disrespectful” Romelu Lukaku

Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has hit out at “disrespectful” Romelu Lukaku following his comments in a recent interview.

The Belgian admitted that he was not happy at Stamford Bridge a few weeks ago, while also claiming that he would be interested in a return to Inter Milan.

Lukaku has been widely criticised by Chelsea supporters and was dropped from the squad to face Liverpool on Sunday, with Hasselbaink also less than impressed by his comments.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Hasselbaink said: “The best thing he can do is not give interviews anymore. That is just absolutely bad. Bad bad bad. I like Romelu, he’s a magnificent player. When he’s playing he gives Chelsea a different dimension.

“We all know he had to leave Inter because they were in financial trouble. If you really love Inter and the club, say ‘I’m staying, give me half my wages and I want to stay. That doesn’t happen, does it? You’re here now. What he’s done is really disrespectful.”

Lukaku – who has five goals from 13 Premier League games for Chelsea this season – is set to hold talks with the Blues over his future on Monday.

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