Christian Pulisic was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over AC Milan in the Champions League.
With Graham Potter, there was a reason to believe Christian Pulisic’s situation was going to improve at Chelsea after failing to be a regular starter under Thomas Tuchel.
The American international has failed to start a game under Graham Potter. The 24-year-old had an impact in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace after assisting Conor Gallagher’s winner.
Despite assisting Conor Gallagher’s winning goal against Crystal Palace, He did not a minute against AC Milan in the Champions League.
Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry believes The American international has to show Graham Potter what his capable of.
What did Thierry Henry say?
The former French international said on CBS Sports: “At one point you’re going to have to bring something to the table. I know I’m repeating myself but it’s true.
“How many managers are not going to trust you? It’s going to have to be you at one point. So, find a way.
“The other day Conor Gallagher came on against Palace. Yes, I know he [Pulisic] gave him the ball and Gallagher still had to score [from range] but it will go down as an assist. But it’s showing something. It’s why he came on tonight because he scored against Palace.
“At one point, show us something, and what you can do, and maybe he’ll be fit for the World Cup and the US team.
“But how many managers are not going to trust you? At one point it’s going to have to be you, you have to show something.”
Christian Pulisic will lead the USMNT for the World Cup this November, but Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher doubts if the 24-year-old will hit top gear ahead of the World Cup.
Asked what he feels about Christian Pulisic’s condition at Chelsea, he said: “Where we have been for the last two years with him in terms of his Chelsea career.
“Obviously, the manager at Chelsea changes quite a lot and you always think you’re going to have a chance, a new chance to prove something, they [the new manager] might play differently.
“But we haven’t seen much of him already. It’s an early day for Graham Potter, but Thomas Tuchel didn’t use him too much. Certainly, the new manager [hasn’t] in these early games.
“So I think it’s a little bit worrying for America in terms of the World Cup. You talk about England getting players up to speed for the World Cup. It doesn’t look like he’s going to be at his best in terms of fitness, energy, sharpness, or rhythm.
“I think it’s really worrying for him because I just don’t see how he’s going to get the games. There are so many players in those attacking positions, and the most he’s going to get is minutes coming off the bench, I don’t think that’s going to be enough for him to show his best in the national team at the World Cup.”