Tuchel reveals why Pulisic should be impatient to sit on the Chelsea bench

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Christian Pulisic was one of the stars of the Chelsea team last season, but has struggled to make the team under new boss Thomas Tuchel.

The American was practically the star of the Chelsea team after the restart last season but has surprisingly found limited game time under Tuchel.

Pulisic is yet to start a Premier League game since Tuchel was appointed as club boss, and rumours are now linking him with an exit from the club.

Speaking ahead of the Leeds game Tuchel has said that Pulisic must learn to be patient and also impatient as well as he competes for a place in the team.

“When you sign and play for Chelsea, it is part of the job description to be patient and impatient at the same time,” Tuchel explained in his press conference ahead of the Leeds game.

“Impatient because all of my players are competitors, all of them want to play every single minute. This is what they show every day, the hunger and desire, and this is what Christian shows.

“At the same time, when you are not selected by the coach you have to also be patient and not lose confidence and keep on going to be ready any time, because it can happen any time. In the beginning Christian was a bit unlucky because we knew how much of an impact he can have when he comes from the bench, and we used this power and strength from him.

“When it was possible for him to start around the Sheffield United and Barnsley games, he was one game unavailable and the cup game it was a bit too soon, it was a difficult game for him.

“It was not too easy for him but in the end it is the quality from the players that shines on the pitch and it is also the duty of the players to show up and really earn that they play. This is what Christian does, so it can happen at any minute, any game.”

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