Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted his worry that Christian Pulisic may get injured while on international duty with the US team.
Pulisic who only just returned from injury after a long spell out, has been called up by US boss Gregg Berhalter for their upcoming games against Mexico and Jamaica as they aim for a spot at Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Tuchel has now told Gregg Berhalter to manage his player very well and also urged Pulisic not to get carried away and become too involved.
“If you look at the minutes, the question is maybe answered. I hope they don’t overuse him, are responsible enough,” Tuchel said.
“Christian still feels a bit of pain. He absolutely wants to come back and it’s a matter of pain management.
“It’s not a matter of re-injury of still being injured. It’s just still painful but he tried hard, he wanted desperately to come back and we needed him back.
“So it was a good start in Malmo and today he had ten minutes. We are a bit worried. Hopefully, he himself is responsible and doesn’t get carried away by emotions and by helping his country to win a super important match.
“Hopefully, all goes well and the minutes will elevate him so he comes back stronger.”
Pulisic has only featured in four games for Chelsea this season due to a persistent ankle injury.