homas Tuchel insists there is no issue between him and Christian Pulisic after the midfielder’s father criticised his lack of playing time at Chelsea.
Pulisic has not started a Premier League game for almost two month and featured as a substitute in last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Everton.
After that game, his dad Mark posted a tweet that was subsequently deleted which read: “The sad thing is he loves the club, teammates, and London… puts his heart and soul into being a pro. Onwards and upwards my boy… big six months ahead.”
Responding to that tweet, Tuchel said: “I am not concerned if a father says that a player does not love me! I am not concerned about that.
“It is a normal thing [if players are frustrated”. Like every manager, we have our reasons to choose lineups and have our reasons to go for players in the first XI. At this level of competition you will never see happy faces from players who are not selected.
“Between me and Christian exists zero problem. He had a fantastic training week so far, has had a huge impact from the bench in some matches.
“This has nothing to do with any tweet or any reaction from a father, because I do not want my judgement to get affected by it because it has nothing to do with t.
“The players, in the end, are responsible to be in the team and stay in the team. I will do my very best to do my right judgement.
“Am I always right? For sure not. Is it always fair? For sure not. But this is what you sign up for in a club like Chelsea.
“I have not experienced the same reaction recently. It was actually the opposite. He was very strong and very positive in the last weeks.”