Pulisic speaks on Tuchel’s impact

Christian Pulisic, who player under Thomas Tuchel during his time at Borussia Dortmund has revealed Chelsea have a new look under the German after replacing the club legend Frank Lampard. Tuchel won his first game on Sunday, as the Blues defeated Burnley 2-0 after being held to goalless draw against Wolves in the mid-week.

On his relationship with Tuchel at Dortmund

Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Pulisic recalled the moment Tuchel provided him his debut in 2016 with Borussia Dortmund against Ingolstadt, and added “I remember making my debut under him and it was a really exciting time.”

I was playing in the youth team at Dortmund and then I got the call to say I was going to go up and train with the first team, and be a full first team member. It was really exciting.”

I had to fight my way into that team because it was a very strong team, and being a young player I had to work extra hard.”

The manager trusted in me and most importantly gave me chances to play, so I am grateful for that. He definitely helped me as a young player and I only have good memories of that time. We had some success at Dortmund together, and it’s been good to see him again and work with him once more.

On working with Tuchel again

The American international said the team has been positive since the German’s appointment, and added “It’s been good so far. We’ve got a new outlook on things, we have had a really good win so it’s been a positive start.”

It’s been some crazy times recently and just to get a win left all the guys in the changing room really excited. We have had a lot of fun in training and there are smiles on faces which is good to see.”

On London derby against Tottenham

Tuchel’s men travel to North London to face Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, who lost their last two matches. The Blues sit one point behind Spurs having played a match more. Speaking on the opportunity to close the gap in the table, Pulisic said “It’s a good time to play them coming off a good result for us.”

We’re feeling confident. We’re really excited. It’s a good chance to make a statement and most importantly really build some momentum.”

We know what a good result against a good team could do for us.”

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