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Christian Pulisic came on as a second-half substitute in the Premier League game against Southampton at the St Mary’s ground on Sunday afternoon.
It was his first appearance in the Premier League since the 2-2 draw against Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge. The American has found playing time difficult as he has failed to impress Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
However, Pulisic put in a good shift against Southampton and gave a delightful assist to Michy Batshuayi to score the fourth goal.
Pulisic has admitted that he wants to play every game for Chelsea but also admitted that he’s ready to work hard as his manager wants and fight for a shirt in the Chelsea first team.
Pulisic said: “Of course, you want to play, be on the field and be in the team as much as you can, and it hurts not to be there, but I’m happy I got my opportunity.
“Competition in the team can only make me better and I think that’s what makes teams, it’s guys who are maybe not the second or third man, but they are pushing each other in training every single day. That’s what a good team is all about.
“[Lampard] likes players who work very hard and show a lot in training and I just have to continue to do that, do my best in training and try to earn my position.
“Culture-wise, it’s been easier than Germany to be honest. From the football side, I guess you could say that [I am still adapting].”