‘He’s a Smart Guy’: Graham Potter Excited to Work With 25-Goal Ex-Manchester United Target at Chelsea

Christian Pulisic

Chelsea manager Graham Potter has indicated that he wants to work with Christian Pulisic and help him grow after the American winger endured a difficult year with the club. The 24-year-old was linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge during the recent transfer window but subsequently decided to stay with the blues.

Graham Potter Praises ‘Positive’ Christian Pulisic

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Potter has successfully overseen his first Premier League match with Chelsea, which resulted in a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, with Pulisic assisting fellow substitute Conor Gallagher in scoring a late winner. The Chelsea manager has seemingly been impressed with the American’s dedication in training and is open to working with him, despite the question marks over his future. The Blues’ gaffer said: “He has been really positive. He’s a smart guy. My conversation with him has been good, positive.

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“I’m not going to judge anybody on what’s happened in the past. I make my own mind up. Football hopefully decides.” It’s quite clear that Potter has given a clean slate to all the players in the Chelsea squad, irrespective of how they were used by former manager Thomas Tuchel. Pulisic has only started two games so far this season but will seemingly be given the chance to impress his new manager.

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The 24-year-old winger wants to be playing regular football as he knows he is nearing the peak years of his career. He was linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge during the recent transfer window, including a loan move to Manchester United. The Red Devils didn’t follow up on their initial interest in the USA international and ended up signing Antony to improve their squad.

 

Pulisic was also linked with a move to Serie A giants Juventus, but that move didn’t transpire either due to both sides being unable to agree a deal. He is now set to continue at Chelsea for the time being and has to show Potter that he has what it takes to be a vital part of the squad, and add to his 25 goals in all competitions for the West London club.