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‘It Is Tough’ – Christian Pulisic Makes Admission Over Chelsea Struggles Amid Exit Rumours

Christian Pulisic has opened up on his Chelsea struggles (Picture: Getty)

Christian Pulisic has opened up on his struggles at Chelsea and admits he has gone through a ‘tough’ and ‘up and down’ spell at Stamford Bridge.

Pulisic became the most expensive American player in history when he completed a £58m move to Chelsea in the summer of 2019.

The former Borussia Dortmund winger enjoyed a promising first season in west London, scoring 11 goals and providing 10 assists, but has failed to match those numbers in the last two campaigns.

Pulisic has had a few spells out of the Chelsea team, with a range of injuries ruling him out of 38 games since his move from Germany, and is still battling to cement a place in the first team amid competition from the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.

‘It is tough. I haven’t always been playing in the positions I want to play in,’ Pulisic told NBC Sports ahead of USA’s World Cup qualifying clash with Honduras next week.

‘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.

Pulisic did not feature in Chelsea’s victory over Tottenham last weekend (Picture: Getty)

‘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.’

Asked how his form for Chelsea impacts on his performances for USMNT, Pulisic added: ‘It doesn’t affect me too much coming in to US camps.

‘I am ready when I come in here and to do whatever I can to come to help this team so I’m not thinking about that.

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‘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.’

Pulisic was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s 2-0 Premier League victory over London rivals Tottenham on Sunday. The 23-year-old has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this month, with Barcelona said to be admirers.

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