Christian Pulisic has played down the rumours surrounding his exit at the end of the season. The American has seen his game time reduced since Tuchel’s arrival, which has fuelled speculations about him considering his future at Chelsea.
Having played a key role last season under Frank Lampard, the Chelsea attacker has struggled with form and injuries for most parts of the current season. Speaking to reporters ahead of USMNT’s friendly match against Jamaica, Pulisic insisted he will work hard to become a key player for Chelsea. The American added, “It hasn’t been the easiest thing.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”