The USMNT player has struggled to impress the Chelsea new coach
Ever since moving to Chelsea for a colossal 58 million pounds from Borussia Dortmund in 2019, Christian Pulisic has been made to put in the long hours. He needed time to impress Frank Lampard, left on the periphery of the club’s squad before becoming the focal point of the club’s attack in the tailend of the 2019-20 season.
Just when it looked like the USMNT starlet was poised for mammoth things at Chelsea, injuries emerged as a stumbling block for Pulisic. The player wasn’t helped by Tuchel taking over from Lampard either with the 47 year old German holding apprehensions when it comes Pulisic.
While the USA player has managed to feature for the club in its last couple of outings, Pulisic continues to yearn for Tuchel’s faith. Tuchel is clearly not completely sold on Pulisic, a plight which was addressed to Pulisic recently.
Pulisic Confident Of Winning Over Tuchel
Speaking ahead of USA’s friendlies with Jamaica and Northern Ireland, Pulisic admitted life under Tuchel hadn’t been easy for him.
“It hasn’t been easy, I was in a similar situation I think when I first came to Chelsea,” Pulisic said.
“I had to work my way and earn my position in the team and finally get some minutes. I feel like I did that, I feel like I’m basically going out there and trying to do the same now.
“I feel very confident in my form right now and the way I’m feeling and playing. I’m on a good path.
“I’m a guy who always wants to play but I think I’m on a really good path. I love to not prove people wrong but prove myself right in a way.
“Coming into camp I’m just excited to get more minutes and play for my country. Regardless of what’s happening at club level I’m thrilled to be here.”
Tuchel had earlier talked about Pulisic as well when questioned about the USA player’s lack of time on the pitch.
“I can say nothing else but good things about him. Maybe his biggest problem is that I know him from Dortmund, and I think he started only in the cup games,” Tuchel said after Chelsea’s 2-0 win against Everton earlier this month.
“It is my responsibility, and it is a bit unfair but I know what impact he can have in the last 20 or 30 minutes.
“He was a bit unlucky in the last few games. It isn’t a lack of trust or quality, it is just that he will have to be patient.”