Chelsea star Christian Pulisic wants a ‘fresh start’ with Graham Potter after falling out with Tuchel

Christian Pulisic is hoping for a “fresh start” under new manager Graham Potter at Chelsea, after the American fell out with previous boss Thomas Tuchel, but admits he now has to “prove himself” at Stamford Bridge.

  • Christian Pulisic revealed his enthusiasm for starting from scratch at Chelsea
  • Former Brighton manager Graham Potter replaced Thomas Tuchel in September
  • Winger Pulisic had only started one league game with Tuchel this season.
  • And the 24-year-old is hoping for a fresh start with Potter at Stamford Bridge.

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Christian Pulisic has revealed his enthusiasm for starting from scratch at Chelsea.

The Blues appointed Brighton manager Graham Potter to replace the sacked Thomas Tuchel in early September, with the American winger falling out with the German after Tuchel “broke a promise” to start in the Champions League.

But Pulisic said ESPN he is ‘very eager’ to start fresh with Potter as he looks to regain his place in the starting lineup.

Christian Pulisic (left) has revealed his enthusiasm for starting from scratch at Chelsea

Christian Pulisic (left) has revealed his enthusiasm for starting from scratch at Chelsea

The American winger was frozen under former club boss Thomas Tuchel (left)

The American winger was frozen under former club boss Thomas Tuchel (left)

The American winger was frozen under former club boss Thomas Tuchel (left)

He said: ‘I feel good coming back, honestly. Now I have a fresh start and I am excited to play for the new coach. So I’m really looking forward to it. I just have to prove myself, like everyone else does, and like I’ve done before.

Pulisic, an international with 52 caps, played 76 minutes in the USMNT’s 0-0 friendly draw against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, declaring himself ‘shocked’ after being eliminated by Tuchel.

Last season, the German was said to have told Pulisic he would rest for a game at Fulham ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid, only to “change his mind” and opt for Kai Havertz. .

Graham Potter (pictured) replaced the German on the bench at Stamford Bridge in September

Graham Potter (pictured) replaced the German on the bench at Stamford Bridge in September

Graham Potter (pictured) replaced the German on the bench at Stamford Bridge in September

“What happened before that game was very disappointing to me,” Pulisic said in his upcoming autograph “Christian Pulisic: My Journey So Far.”

I had a very good performance in the first leg and our next game was against Fulham in the league. Tuchel told me that he was giving me rest for the second leg and as a result I didn’t play a single minute in the Fulham game.

Then, on the day of the second semifinal match, Tuchel tells me that he has changed his mind and leaves with Kai. I was honestly shocked and very disappointed.

And the 24-year-old American wideman now hopes to claim a starting job.

And the 24-year-old American wideman now hopes to claim a starting job.

And the 24-year-old American wideman now hopes to claim a starting job.

‘I thought I had earned a start and, most importantly, he had previously assured me that he was going to start. So when he brought me in with about 25 minutes to go, he was very nervous.

The 24-year-old has only played 155 minutes in the Premier League this season, with just one league start against West Ham, which saw him sacked after an hour.

Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount have generally been the favorites at the forward positions this season, but that could change now.

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