What They're Saying: Christian Pulisic

"I knew it was going to be tough coming here. It is never going to be easy. I’ve got to grind out. I want to be back and be a part of the team and help the team win games. I want to play as many minutes as I can, that is really my goal, I want to be on the field."

-- Christian Pulisic after not getting off the Chelsea bench for the third straight Premier League game. He admitted that it was very frustrating and he had not gotten much feedback from Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on how to get back in the lineup except that he needed to keep working and improving himself in training. (Pro Soccer Talk)
13 comments about "What They're Saying: Christian Pulisic".
  1. Wallace Wade, September 29, 2019 at 10:15 a.m.

    I feel bad for him. Chelsea was never an ideal move for a young American. The reason he’s not getting minutes is going to be impossible for him to correct. 

  2. David Richardson, September 29, 2019 at 11:12 a.m.

    Wonder if Frank has something personal against him...

  3. Nick Gabris, September 29, 2019 at noon

    FL is full of BS. He has his favorites and CP is not one of them. CP is certainly a better player then some that are playing. I hope CP ask's to be loaned out in the January window to another team that will appreciate his talents and at least get more playing time. As a MNT supporter, maybe we should all just boycott Chelsea in not watching their games and not purchasing their merch. I am sure one of their aims in bringing in CP was to increase their US market, hit them in the wallet where it hurts.

  4. Mike Lynch, September 29, 2019 at 2:46 p.m.

    CP needs to beat out the player(s) in front of him. FL wants to win and right or wrong, will put out on the field who he thinks can do that. Nothing more. Nothing less. Nothing else

  5. Wooden Ships replied, September 29, 2019 at 3:31 p.m.

    I agree Mike. Wish he’d had interest from Spain, Italy, Portugal or France. For now, he must get better in Lampards judgement. 

  6. Joe Patterson, September 29, 2019 at 2:58 p.m.

    boycott Chelsea?  seriously?  Pulisic wasnt starting for Dortmund so why is it a lock he plays alot for Chelsea?  Hes only 21

  7. Paul Berry, September 29, 2019 at 4 p.m.

    It's a long season, he'll get his chance.

  8. Chris Lipscomb, September 29, 2019 at 6:45 p.m.

    Send him to somebody like Klopp, without prejudice and who has a good enough coaching mind to know what to do with his skillset and is great at developing young players.  I used to love Chelsea, but I hate that spomeone as young as Pulisic ended up there under a coach kike FL (great player for sure, but so was Klinnsman and that;s where it ended).

    Hope his agent understands how to get him to a spot where he can showcase his skills and I haven't seen the EPL be that place for sure.  

  9. Bob Ashpole, September 29, 2019 at 9:22 p.m.

    Chelsea has 2 matches again this week. Pulisic is fresh. We'll have to see.

  10. frank schoon, September 30, 2019 at 10:17 a.m.

    Not surprising about CP and you can't blame Frank Lampard for his lack of playing time.   He's way overrated, when you read the American press. I blame the American soccer commentators in great part who are never critical of CP, perhaps for their lack of insightful expertise , who knows? It seems no one wants to openly criticize CP about what he does wrong and as a result the public is surprised about what's happening to him, for they are not critically educated about his playing.. Realize CP hasn't played much in the past year and half and was beaten out by an English 18year old at Dortmunt.....So lets not be shocked at what is happening to him, here.

        Watching him play on the wing against Mexico in the "friendly" shows what he lacks as player, missing much of the basic elements of wing play , which he either doesn't understand or never has been taught. And I"m talking here only in terms of technical/tactical/positional terms. And what gets me, he's so much further ahead of his American peers as a player.
    Too bad he played in Germany instead of countries like Holland, Spain or other countries that rely more on technique and football. And unfortunately, he's now playing in England ,a country that is very similar to the German DNA.

    I'll be realistic and I hope the best for him, but in terms of "soccer" real football that I would like to see him learn will not come about if he stays in England. At least he's at Chelsea with a technical coach who smells the  game and hopefully not be traded to some team with nut job coach like Klopp who loves the run and fight...that's something he doesn't need more of for he spend the last few years playing that way.....

  11. Bob Ashpole replied, September 30, 2019 at 6:48 p.m.

    Ironically I was watching the Karate Kid last night and Pat Morita said, "There are no bad students, only bad teachers."

  12. R2 Dad, October 1, 2019 at 2:33 p.m.

    There will be chances. Chelsea is playing European football, there is no Christmas break, there will be more injuries in that Jan-Mar window. They might not need him now but he will be rested for 2020. Not a great solution, but going on loan is not the right solution.

  13. frank schoon replied, October 1, 2019 at 5:14 p.m.

    R2, as far as going on loan....Barca, Ajax, City...just saying, there might be a team that can help him, who knows? I know the first 3 would be a dream for him but playing in Portugal or Spain or Dutch club,mbut Not Italy ,ofcourse, that wouldn't be good for him...

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