UCL: I defied Tuchel against Real Madrid – Pulisic


Christian Pulisic, a winger for Chelsea, has admitted that he disregarded Thomas Tuchel’s advice before playing Real Madrid in the Champions League last year.

The contest at the Santiago Bernabeu concluded 1-1 after Pulisic scored for the Blues.

The American has now recalled Tuchel’s instructions before starting the goal-scoring run.

Thomas Tuchel can be heard shouting from the sidelines, “Christian, stay in the pocket, don’t make the run,” as I start to run.

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In his upcoming autobiography, “Christian Pulisic: My Journey So Far,” Pulisic stated, “But I just had the feeling I’d find the space and get on the end of the pass, so I continued the run.”

In the second leg against Madrid, Pulisic did come off the bench and contributed to Chelsea’s second goal during the 2-0 victory.

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Pulisic was just a late substitution in Graham Potter’s first match as coach, a 1-1 draw with FC Salzburg in the Champions League last week, despite the coaching change.

Recall that Young Chelsea player Armando Broja may see more playing time in the future after impressing new Chelsea manager Graham Potter.

The young player, who spent the previous season on loan at Southampton, was not much liked by Thomas Tuchel.

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But his circumstances might alter if his boss changes.

According to journalist Alan Nixon, Potter would give each player a chance to stand out throughout practice.