‘I haven’t always been playing in the positions I want to play in’: Christian Pulisic becomes the latest Chelsea star to complain about life under Thomas Tuchel after Romelu Lukaku’s controversial interview
- Christian Pulisic has opened up on his struggles at Chelsea this season
- The American revealed he hasn’t always played where he wants at the club
- He also admitted things aren’t going how he would like them to at Chelsea
- His comments follow Romelu Lukaku’s controversial interview last month
- Pulisic though admitted it is a good quality to be versatile as a player
Christian Pulisic has become the latest player to open up on his struggles at Chelsea after a tough season.
The £58million winger has struggled to nail down a regular starting place at Stamford Bridge under Thomas Tuchel while also struggling with injuries since his arrival at the club in 2019.
Pulisic is currently away on international duty with the United States ahead of a World Cup qualifying triple-header starting against El Salvador on Friday.
Christian Pulisic has opened up on his difficulties at Stamford Bridge this season
Pulisic spoke about his ‘tough’ season ahead of the USA’s World Cup qualifying triple header
Opening up on his struggles at Chelsea, he told NBC Sports: ‘Obviously it has been up and down this year, for sure. Not exactly where I want to be and how I want things to be right now.
‘I’m just going to keep going and it doesn’t affect me when I come here. So I am excited to be here.
‘When I come to the national team it is “How are things with Chelsea?” and ‘What’s this” and “What’s that.” It’s tough.
Pulisic revealed he hasn’t always played where he wants under manager Thomas Tuchel
‘Mentally it has played on me at times but I am always very excited to be on the national team and get to enjoy playing with these guys and just enjoy football in general.
‘It is tough. I haven’t always been playing in the positions I want to play in. But I think it is a good quality to be versatile and able to play in all kinds of positions and have different strengths on the pitch.
‘I’ve learned a lot and I’m ready to hopefully be in a spot over the next few games that I’m more comfortable in.’
Heading into the international break, the 23-year-old was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s last two league outings after playing in six games straight over the festive period in a variety of positions.
Over that time he played as a false nine, wing-back and in his usual role on the wing.
Pulisic has played a host of positions this season including wing-back, winger and false nine
Pulisic is not the first Chelsea star to speak out on his difficulties this season, with Romelu Lukaku speaking more strongly on the subject during an interview with Sky Italia.
The Belgian said: ‘Physically I am fine. But I’m not happy with the situation at Chelsea.
‘Tuchel has chosen to play with another system – I won’t give up, I’ll be professional.
‘I am not happy with the situation but I am professional – and I can’t give up now.’
Lukaku also sensationally said he would return to Inter Milan in the future – just months after completing a £97.5m move to Stamford Bridge.
The striker was dropped for Chelsea’s draw with Liverpool earlier this month before he issued an apology and was fined by the club.
Chelsea beat Tottenham 2-0 in their last Premier League outing after a tricky winter which has seen them fall off the pace in the title race.