Christian Pulisic dismissed rumors of Chelsea’s departure: “I’m happy here, of course”
Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic has ruled out rumors that he could leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
United States International Thomas Tuchel and he admitted that he was “very frustrated” not to start in the first leg of the Champions League second leg against Real Madrid earlier this month, creating speculation that he could look for a move this summer.
However, Pulisic says he is not going anywhere and has a “challenge” to prove himself in west London.
What did Pulisic say about Chelsea’s future?
When asked if he saw a long-term future at Chelsea, Pulisic said ESPN: “Yes, of course I am happy here. It’s been a tremendous two years.
“People have always been hesitant and said, ‘Oh, he doesn’t play, he wants to go here, does he want to go there?’ I’m always up to the challenge, I like to compete, I love the position I’m in and I’m enjoying it here. ”
Pulisic hopes Chelsea can learn from the Gunners ’defeat
Pulisic could get his first Chelsea career trophy when the Blues take on Leicester in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday, as the Champions League final against Manchester City comes this month.
Tuchel’s side are entering Leicester’s game when they check their top four intentions against Arsenal who won the Premier League this weekend, although they hope the result can have a positive response.
“Maybe it’s something we need – we’re much hungrier, we’re looking forward to the game a lot more tomorrow,” he added.
“We know what Leicester is all about. They’re going to fight, it’s a tough team. They’ve done very well in the league this year. We know the attacking ability and some of the players they have.
“So we hope to come to the fight. We’ll give it our all, and hopefully if we act the way we do and match their intensity, I think we can.”
Although he has been a regular on Tuchel’s day-to-day team, Pulisic has only started 11 of 26 games in all competitions since the German arrived in late January.
His public outcry after the Real Madrid match indicated that he could consider his future, but these latest comments suggest that the former Borussia Dortmund player is ready to fight for his place.
Despite not being a regular starter, he could end the season with two major trophies and if Chelsea can take their last spectacular form to the next campaign, challenging the Premier League title is not an unrealistic sight, giving Pulisic more motivation to continue at Stamford Bridge.