Christian Pulisic insists he is ‘happy’ at Chelsea and wants to fight for his place with Thomas Tuchel, despite rumors he is seeking a move amid a frustrating role under German.
- Christian Pulisic has brushed aside rumors that he wants to leave Chelsea
- The US international has had a frustrating time under manager Thomas Tuchel
- He started 11 of the 26 games under Tuchel and dropped out of the semi-finals
Christian Pulisic has dismissed rumors that he wants to leave this summer, insisting he is enjoying the chance to fight for his place under Thomas Tuchel.
The US international has started just 11 of 26 games since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard, but he impressed when he played.
His lack of regular time has led to rumors that he is unhappy at Stamford Bridge, which were only reinforced when the 22-year-old admitted he was ‘unhappy’ for being left out in the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, despite score in the first leg.
Christian Pulisic has dismissed rumors that he wants to leave Chelsea this summer
But Pulisic has dismissed those claims and insists he looks forward to the challenge of earning a starting place above the Blues’ wealth of offensive talent.
‘Yes, I am clearly happy here. It has been an incredible two years, ”Pulisic said ESPN.
‘People have always doubted and said,’ Oh, he doesn’t play, does he want to go here, does he want to go there? ‘ I am always up for a challenge, I like competitions, I like the position I am in and I enjoy my time here. ‘
It promises to be an exciting end to the season for Chelsea, with the West London side heading for an FA Cup final on Saturday before appearing in the Champions League showpiece later this month.
The American international wants to fight for his place after a frustrating time under Thomas Tuchel
Their preparation for Saturday’s final against Leicester City took a hit when they suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Arsenal, but the former Borussia Dortmund man thinks the setback will give his teammates extra motivation to rectify the situation.
“Maybe it’s something we need – we’re so much hungrier, so much more looking forward to tomorrow’s game,” he added.
“We know what Leicester is all about. They compete, they are a tough team. They have done extremely well in the competition this year. We know their attacking ability and some of the players they have.
Pulisic scored in the first leg and then came off the bench to pit Mason Mount against Real Madrid
‘So we expect them to come and fight. We’re going to do everything we can, and hopefully we can beat them if we play the way we do and match their intensity. ‘
Pulisic’s role in getting Chelsea to the European final cannot be underestimated as he followed his goal in the first leg with an assist to seal an aggregate 3-1 win over Real Madrid.