Christian Pulisic: What I truly think about Thomas Tuchel’s performance as Chelsea FC head coach
Christian Pulisic reflects on his first few months as a Chelsea FC player under Thomas Tuchel’s direction.
Despite receiving little playing time under Thomas Tuchel’s guidance at Chelsea FC last season, Christian Pulisic has confessed that it was tough for him to cope with his lack of playing time.
After the German was brought in to replace Frank Lampard at the end of January, the USA international found himself in and out of the first squad at Stamford Bridge in the second part of last season, like he had done the previous season.
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Pulisic, 22, has failed to maintain a regular starting position despite some outstanding performances for the southwest London club during his time with the club.
After coming in in the 43rd minute to replace the injured Hakim Ziyech in Chelsea FC’s Uefa Super Cup triumph over Villarreal on Wednesday, the playmaker will be hoping to make his Premier League debut when the Blues start off their season against Manchester United this weekend.
Pulisic, who worked under Tuchel during his time at Borussia Dortmund, has now confessed that it was difficult for him to maintain a consistent starting position.
Pulisic stated in an interview with Metro, which was published before the Super Cup match on Wednesday night, “It was really difficult.”
‘I felt like I was in the finest shape of my life, so being forced to sit on the bench was really difficult. When you are in terrific shape, you feel good about yourself and want to continue.
‘The level of competition is really high here. We want to win championships. It is important to maintain your mind in the proper place so that when an opportunity presents itself, you can still make a significant impact.’
When asked about Tuchel’s on-field demeanor, Pulisic responded, “He’s always been aggressive and very competitive, and nothing has changed with that.”
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