USA boss responds after Thomas Tuchel warned USA not to overwork Christian Pulisic

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Ahead of the international break, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel urged USA boss Gregg Berhalter not to overwork Christian Pulisic as the winger has only just returned from an injury.

Berhalter admits he understands the concern of Tuchel and revealed the Chelsea boss has no reason to be concerned regarding the handling of the recently fit winger.

“It was kind of strange to hear that that come from Tuchel because we use common sense,” Berhalter said.

“Christian was back training for three days before these games, before the game that he played the first time in Malmo and then it was a midweek game, and I think he got another maybe day of training before the next game against Burnley.

“So he’s been training for four days, and common sense is going to tell us you can’t start a guy in a game like this when he’s only been training for four days and has been out for so long.

“I understand Tuchel’s concern. Our idea wasn’t to play him 180 minutes in this trip anyway. He’s not going to start tomorrow. Hopefully he’ll get some playing time, we’ll put him on the field and he can make an impact and help us get the result that we want.”

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