Pulisic opens up on his difficulties at Chelsea
Christian Pulisic has spoken about his difficulties at Chelsea this season, saying: “I haven’t always been playing in the positions I want to play in”. The 23-year-old is on international duty with the United States ahead of three World Cup qualifiers, which begin on Friday.
Pulisic’s comments come weeks after a Romelu Lukaku interview in which the Belgian striker said he was “not happy” with his role at the club.
The American forward has made 19 appearances for Chelsea in an injury-affected season, scoring three goals and managing three assists. He has only started two Premier League matches against another ‘big six’ side, and has been an unused substitute in Chelsea’s last two games.
Speaking to NBC Sport, Pulisic said: “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. 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 sport over the next few games that I’m more comfortable in.”