Christian Pulisic has struggled to find a consistent home in Chelsea’s starting line up for the last 18 months.
Injury and rotation have played a starring role in his lack of minutes, but recent comments from the USMNT star suggest he is back to feeling his best despite recent difficulties.
In an interview with ESPN’s James Olley, Pulisic reacted to questioning surrounding his lack of physical reliability:
“I’m feeling good and I don’t worry about injuries when I play or anything like that.”
“There have been a lot of ups and downs. I have been on and off playing different positions, kind of being moved around. It has been a tough ride for me personally, to be honest, and I am just trying to get back into some rhythm, get into the run of things.”
For Christian Pulisic, getting back into things is not necessarily about winning individual awards or claiming individual achievements. Rather, Pulisic is focused on winning as many trophies as possible at club level.
“Winning games and winning trophies as a team is what really matters for me. This last year has been incredible for example with the Champions League and now a chance to win this. That’s always the biggest thing.”
Chelsea have two major cup finals this month, the Club World Cup and the Carabao Cup. If Christian Pulisic is able to return to the side with an added level of consistency that he has thus far been missing, then Chelsea will have a major tool in their attacking arsenal in their search for silverware.
As is always the case for Pulisic at Chelsea, the potential is tangible and the optics are excellent. However, he needs to find his groove quickly if he is to work his way into a starting position at Chelsea.