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Christian Pulisic stormed to the bench and burst into tears after he was substituted during the United States’ defeat to Canada.
Pulisic has struggled to break into the starting XI at Chelsea recently and there were footage of the American bursting into tears after being substituted by Greg Berhalter.
Pulisic was clearly frustrated by the decision to take him off while the score was 0-0 and he was captured appearing to say “I’m fine”; as he argued with USA head coach Gregg Berhalter after the match.
Speaking about the incident, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard doesn’t seem to think that the young American was crying, hinting that he was only being emotional.
Lampard said: “People say he was crying but I know he had a few problems with illness in the week and he came off in the game and I know he cares deeply about playing for his country, so I don’t think we should jump to conclusions on that.
“Emotion is not the worst thing to see, whichever way it comes out, and I am completely with him. He needs, as every player in the squad does, to work hard in training, keep improving daily in training and see the direction we are going in and be a part it. Players need to show what they can give on a match day, it is the same for all the players, and Christian is no different from anybody else.”