Former Premier League goalkeeper Brad Friedel believes Christian Pulisic can make a fresh start at Chelsea under Graham Potter. He wants the USMNT star to play more with the World Cup coming up in two months.
Pulisic didn’t have a good time under Thomas Tuchel and often found himself on the bench. The American has made some impact as a substitute but has yet to reach the levels expected of him.
While speaking to Betway (via BUT), Friedel said he hoped Pulisic could make the most of the managerial change at Chelsea. He said:
“From the United States fans’ point of view, I want Pulisic to play more and I want him to succeed in the World Cup. He could really benefit from the departure of Thomas Tuchel, because things weren’t going incredibly well on the front of the game in terms of starts and minutes on the pitch.”
“Again, I don’t know what Graham Potter thinks of him, but he’s a new head coach, so he’ll give him a chance: I’m sure at some point. But he could be there. one of the players who really benefits from a managerial change.”
Chelsea star blasted for statements against Thomas Tuchel
Don Hutchinson fired on Christian Pulisic for his statements against Thomas Tuchel in his next book, ‘Christian Pulisic: My journey so far’.
The American striker has claimed he managed to score against Real Madrid in the 2020/21 season by not following the former Chelsea manager’s advice.
Speaking on ESPN FC’s YouTube channel, Hutchinson said:
“It’s ridiculously naive of Christian Pulisic. Okay, it’s his book, so he feels like he has a say in Thomas Tuchel, but isn’t he naive enough to to think that Thomas Tuchel will not be happy and that he will be having discussions with other managers?
“Managers change their minds. What’s happening to you? You’re a little disgusted, you’re a little upset. But it all seems a little childish to me. Christian Pulisic complains. What’s the point? What’s the point? he wins?”
Pulisic has only started in the Premier League once this season and has come off the bench five times. He is yet to score or assist this season in eight appearances for Chelsea in all competitions.