He’s a fighter – US boss sends message about benched Chelsea star

Christian Pulisic
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Chelsea star Christian Pulisic is yet to start a game for Chelsea this season.

Pulisic has often complained about a lack of starting opportunities at Chelsea, and he’s set to fight for his place in the team yet again following the signing of Raheem Sterling.

Some reports have linked the American star with a move to Manchester United, but it’s yet to be seen if Chelsea would sanction such a deal.

However, US boss Gregg Berhalter has called Pulisic a fighter, and has backed him to overcome this phase.

“He’s a fighter,” the USA manager said at a Major League Soccer event. “You’re going to see. He’s going to get on the field.

“I mean, every year it’s ‘he may not be a starter’, right? Every year you hear that and every year he ends up on the field because of his contribution.

“He’s a goalscorer, he’s a winner. What I’ve seen from him in the last couple of years is his mentality has completely shifted and he embraces stuff like this.

“He’s not scared of challenges like (he has at Chelsea) and I’m excited to see how he performs this year.”