‘At what point would he free himself?’ – Thierry Henry asks Chelsea star

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Much was expected of Christian Pulisic after he completed a £58m move to Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund in 2019.

At the time, Pulisic was tipped to be the replacement for Eden Hazard who had moved to Real Madrid.

Now in his fourth season at the club, the American has yet to justify his price tag.

Pulisic has scored just 25 goals in 122 appearances for Chelsea, and consistency has been his main problem as he continually struggles to cement a place in the first-team.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has said that it’s time for Pulisic to push himself and bring out his best performance, because no one else would do it for him.

Christian Pulisic
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Henry said on CBS Sports: “You have to come and deliver at one point. It’s about you also, what you can bring on the table.

“You can be the best chef in the world and if the guy doesn’t put anything on the table, what are you going to cook?

“It’s always about the coach, it’s always about help him, help that. Can you bring something to the table for me to cook? Can he be about himself? Free yourself, whether you stay or you leave, can you perform? That’s about it.

“It’s one thing to play in transition, remember? Playing in transition, Dortmund, pressing, gegenpressing, or whatever and when a team waits for you, and you have to unlock stuff, it’s a different ballgame.

“Now I don’t think he’s a bad player, I’m just saying at what point can it come from you? At what point can he free himself?”