Christian Pulisic has opened up about his struggles at Chelsea under boss Thomas Tuchel.
The 22-year-old forward was arguably our standout player towards the end of last season under Frank Lampard, But Pulisic hobbled off with a hamstring just four minutes into the second half at Wembley in the FA Cup clash with Arsenal and has badly struggled for form and fitness this term,
There has even been speculation circulating that Pulisic could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge, with Manchester United and Liverpool reportedly monitoring the situation ahead of the summer transfer window, but Tuchel has repeatedly played down these rumours.
Now Pulisic insists he will ‘continue to work hard’ to become a key player and end the season on a high: ‘It hasn’t been the easiest thing,’ Pulisic told reporters ahead of USMNT’s friendly with Jamaica. ‘Obviously, I’m a guy who always wants to play, but I think I’m on a really good path.
‘I love to take on challenges. I love to, not prove people wrong, but prove myself right in a way. So I’ll just continue to work hard.
‘Coming into camp, I’m really just excited to get more minutes and play for my country. ‘Regardless of what’s happening at the club level, I’m just thrilled to be here and I’m excited to represent this crest again.’
Pulisic acknowledges that he will have to ‘earn’ his place in Tuchel’s side, just as he did last season with former manager Lampard.
‘I was in a similar situation, I think, when I first came to Chelsea, so I had to work my way and earn my position in the team and to finally get some minutes,’ he added.
‘I feel like I did that and I feel like I’m basically going out there and trying to do the same thing now.
‘I feel very confident in my form right now and the way I’m feeling and playing, so I think I’m on a good path.’
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