The news of Christian Pulisic’s injury is that Chelsea and USMNT fans are too familiar.
It sounds like Prisic suffered another setback in Chelsea’s 5-2 home defeat against West Brom when the Premier League came back from the international offseason.
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The 22-year-old Pulisic was originally one of Thomas Tuchel’s third-ranked 10 goals in the 3-4-2-1 formation, and he only scored this season’s first 10 goals this season. It looked sharp when the two Premier League goals (1-0 lead) were scored.
However, Chelsea fell to 10 before the half game, which completely changed the color of the game, because Prisic was eliminated in the half game, which was considered a tactical replacement.
But according to Tuchel, this is not the case. This is indeed a strange situation, because Pulisic appeared in the second half as usual and Timo Werner thought he had been eliminated by Mason Mount. But then Pulisic sprinted to the court five yards away, felt something, then walked to the bench, it seems he told Tuchel that he couldn̵
In the press conference after the game, Tuchel confirmed that Pulisic adjusted his hamstring, which is why he did not participate in the game in the second half.
Christian sprinted when he came back in the second half and said that if it continues, his hamstrings will not survive. Therefore, we must decide to replace him immediately. “Tuchel said.
Chelsea and USMNT fans will wait anxiously to see if Pulisic’s latest setback is long.
After the outstanding performance during the international vacation and Chelsea’s earlier goal against West Brom, this was the last thing Prisic wanted because of the Blues’ UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Porto and Manchester City. The FA Cup semi-finals are coming to an end, as well as the fierce competition for the top four.
When the 10-person Chelsea exploded, Tuchel responded to the “wake up call”
Thomas Tuchel lost the Chelsea manager’s first game, and his 14 unbeaten performances in all competitions ended in a dramatic way.
Thiago Silva’s early red card set the tone, but Chelsea weren’t even before that.
Chelsea only conceded two goals in 14 games under the leadership of Tuchel, and then allowed 5 goals in the game against West Brom. And the first four games were so tight that the German coach hopes it will be a good match for the rest of the season. It is a wake-up call.
Tuchel said: “If we want to watch this game within four weeks, we will call it a wake-up call, because it will mean that we are really awake.”
After the game, Tuchel attacked his team in a speech to BT Sport because Chelsea was sluggish and never had control of the game, so he made foolish mistakes from the beginning.
“After the red card, we will not be able to adapt to this situation,” Tuchel explained. “Even in the second half of the year, something that might go wrong after the red card went wrong. Hopefully this will be a huge wake-up call for all of us (including myself). After the two yellow cards, we made a big mistake. Today we Can’t adapt to this situation.”
“This is not common for us. Today, we acknowledged two of them and completely changed the momentum. In the half game, we tried to calm them down and give them confidence, but every shot was their goal. We have a great chance and caught up to the position. Obviously today is not where we are.”