Pulisic has revealed what occurred when he was left on the bench for Chelsea’s semi-last second leg against Real Madrid again in 2021.
He scored within the first leg in a 1-1 attract Spain, however was livid he didn’t begin the second leg again at Stamford Bridge.
Pulisic wrote in his upcoming e-book ‘Christian Pulisic: My Journey So Far’: “What occurred before that game was massively disappointing for me.
“l’d had a very good first leg efficiency and our following match was against Fulham within the league. Tuchel told me that he was resting me for the second leg and consequently I didn’t play a single minute within the Fulham game.
“Then on match day of the second semi, Tuchel tells me he’s modified his thoughts and he’s going with Kai [Havertz].
“I honestly was dumbfounded and very disappointed. I thought that I’d earned a start and, most importantly, he had assured me previously I was going to start.”
The friction between Pulisic and Tuchel was evident, with the USA worldwide’s dad saying his son’s state of affairs was ‘sad’.
There was hypothesis the forward may additionally depart Stamford Bridge over the summer time, having been linked with a transfer to Manchester United that by no means materialised.