Christian Pulisic, an American international and winger for Chelsea FC, has revealed details of his interactions with Thomas Tuchel, the club’s previous manager.
In his book “My Journey So Far,” which was published on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Pulisic made this information known. Pulisic claimed that during the second leg of the semifinal matchup against Real Madrid in the 2020–21 football season, Tuchel treated him in a disrespectful manner.
Under Tuchel, Pulisic has not been able to make the Blues’ starting lineup, but as the season goes on, he will be hoping to make Graham Potter’s squad.
What happened before that game was hugely disappointing for me. I’d had a really good first leg performance and our following match was against Fulham in the league. Tuchel told me that he was resting me for the second leg and as a result, I didn’t play a single minute in the Fulham game. Then on match day of the second semi, Tuchel tells me he’s changed his mind and he’s going with Kai [Havertz]. I honestly was dumbfounded and very disappointed. I thought that I’d earned a start and, most importantly, he had assured me previously I was going to start. So by the time he brought me on with about 25 minutes left, I was just so wound up.