Thomas Tuchel was reunited with favorite boy, Christian Pulisic after Chelsea decided to show Frank Lampard the exit door
Pulisic shared narration of how he broke into Thomas Tuchel’s first 11 during the Dortmund days as he hints on hard work being one of the major needed things for a player to be a regular under Tuchel.
Pulisic came to limelight under Thomas Tuchel’s Dortmund administration but months later the German had to part way after being fired from Signal Iduna Park.
Seeing his former manager replace Frank Lampard at Chelsea comes as a thing of joy for Pulisic who missed playing under his favorite manager.
During an interview today, the 22-year-old spoke of Tuchel and also narrated of his early days under the manager, hinting on what could assure game time for every other person in his current team.
“I remember making my debut under him and it was a really exciting time,” Pulisic told the club’s official website.
“I was playing in the youth team at Dortmund and then I got the call to say I was going to go up and train with the first team, and be a full first team member. It was really exciting.
“I had to fight my way into that team because it was a very strong team, and being a young player I had to work extra hard.
“The manager trusted in me and most importantly gave me chances to play, so I am grateful for that. He definitely helped me as a young player and I only have good memories of that time. We had some success at Dortmund together, and it’s been good to see him again and work with him once more.”
Just like his debut day years back, Pulisic also came off the bench in two of Tuchel’s game in charge of Chelsea to make huge impacts.
Causing issues for the opponents defense in the first game and setting up Marcos Alonso for a superb goal in the second. Pulisic went on to speak of how it feels playing under his former manager once again.
“It’s been good so far,” Pulisic said when asked of how it’s going once again under his former manager. “We’ve got a new outlook on things, we have had a really good win so it’s been a positive start.
“It’s been some crazy times recently and just to get a win left all the guys in the changing room really excited. We have had a lot of fun in training and there are smiles on faces which is good to see.”
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