Christian Pulisic says he is frustrated at not playing more for Chelsea, despite revealing that he’s settled into London life well.
The USA international arrived from Borussia Dortmund for £58m in the summer and they were suggestions the winger could fill the void left by Eden Hazard
However, despite start featuring in the first four games of the season the 21-year-old has since struggled for game time and got only a 10-minute cameo in the weekend’s 4-1 win over Southampton.
Pulisic though came off the bench to create Michy Batshuayi’s goal at Southampton, and he is staying positive is in pursuit of a regular starting berth.
“Culture-wise, it’s been easier than Germany,” said Pulisic. “Obviously I haven’t been getting as many minutes as I would like. I know my time’s going to come. I’m not just going to throw a fit and give up ever, so if I’m on the bench it doesn’t mean the gaffer doesn’t think I’m a part of the team. I’ve just got to keep pushing.”
Frank Lampard has plenty of wide options to call upon with Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, Pedro and Willian all vying for two wide roles, either side of Tammy Abraham.
“I want to be starting every game. I’m working hard in training, I want to be there, I hope everyone can see that. With moments like this I hope I can make a case for myself,” said Pulisic, who has come in for criticism.
“You can’t completely ignore it. I don’t live under a rock. I hear things, I see things, but I do my best to block it out. The outside opinions don’t matter as much to me as to what’s in the team and myself and the people who care about me,” added the former Borussia Dortmund man.