The Chelsea manager admits American player Christian Pulisic looked nervous in an attempt to impress the Blues, with the striker keen to prove his worth.
What did Potter say about Christian Pulisic?
Christian Pulisic returned to Chelsea’s starting XI for the last Premier League outing against Wolverhampton Wanderers, and got himself to the score in a 3-0 win. The USMNT star will hopefully do enough to keep his seat, but, with stiff competition at Stamford Bridge, he should avoid trying too hard as the best role for him is found.
The English manager said about the United States’ international trades to contain the regular role that Christian Pulisic is nervous and he thinks it’s understandable, he’s human. According to Graham Potter, Christian Pulisic wants to play, he wants to help. “But it’s just elementary math, isn’t it? You can only choose 11, and there are 24,” said the Englishman.
So according to Graham, if someone doesn’t give him a solution, it’s just an attempt to work with the players, work with the group, understand that they need everything, that’s clear to him. Then it’s about how to get serveers into roles that suit them. Potter says it was a good role for Pulisic against Wolverhampton Wanderers, he can attack the back line and he managed to score.
What will happen after this for Christian Pulisic?
The US international has started just two Premier League games for the Blues this season, just 233 minutes of total playing time, and questions have been raised about his long-term future in west London during the summer transfer window.
Chelsea will return to the Champions League on Tuesday against Milan and then take part in a trip to Aston Villa on Sunday, with Christian looking to see more playing time on continental and domestic equipment.
A little about Chelsea
The Blues are unbeaten in eight EPL home games (W5 D3), having won three in a row at Stamford Bridge in the competition for the first time since September 2021.