Tuchel explains Pulisic guilt
Thomas Tuchel has opened up about the difficult choices he has had to make due to the strength in depth of his side. Christian Pulisic specifically has not been able to break into the starting line-up on a regular occasion and the German coach has explained that it is ‘unfair’ that he is in this position.
“I can say nothing else but good things about him. Maybe his biggest problem is that I know him from Dortmund and I think he started only in the cup games,” Tuchel said at his postgame press conference,” said Tuchel
“It is my responsibility and it is a bit unfair but I know what impact he can have in the last 20 or 30 minutes.
“He was a bit unlucky in the last few games. It isn’t a lack of trust or quality, it is just that he will have to be patient.
“I have another guy who I would love to mention in Emerson [Palmieri] who suffers from bad decisions by me. He does not play but he is an amazing guy who trains at the highest level and he never lets the team down with his mentality. It was a super hard decision today to have him out of the squad, the same with Tammy [Abraham].
“It is like this, we have a strong group. The guys have to keep on fighting. There’s no other way.”
Chelsea added plenty of talent to the squad in the summer with Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz all arriving in the summer. With Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount all available too Pulisic could seek minutes away from the club.
Coman targeted as Pulisic replacement
Chelsea could look to Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman if Pulisic does indeed move on. The French international has become a regular under Hansi Flick and scored in the Champions League final win over PSG last season.
So Chelsea have supposedly identified Kingsley Coman as a replacement for Christian Pulisic *if* he leaves this summer.
But *if* the American does depart, wouldn’t it be better for Chelsea to go all in on Callum Hudson-Odoi? https://t.co/mbWLiPLWoV
— Adam Newson (@AdamNewson) March 11, 2021
The question as to why Coman would be needed with the amount of attacking talent at the club does seem odd. Bayern themselves showed interest in Callum Hudson-Odoi whom Chelsea gave a mega £100,000 per week contract to prevent him from joining the Bavarians.
Tuchel has used Hudson-Odoi on occasion but has also substituted him after being brought on earlier in a match. The German coach seemingly has greater big decisions to make with his squad upon the season’s conclusion.
“I had the feeling that he was never really in the game.”
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel singled out Callum Hudson-Odoi’s performance in their 1-1 draw at Southampton after he was substituted in the 76th minute despite only coming on at half-time. pic.twitter.com/jz6VEA5YSP
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 20, 2021
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