Very disappointed Chelsea star slams Thomas Tuchel for misleading him

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It seems all was not well between former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic.

Pulisic has revealed he was misled by Tuchel before Chelsea’s 2020-21 Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.

“What happened before that game was hugely disappointing for me,” Pulisic writes in his new book ‘Christian Pulisic: My Journey So Far’.

“l’d had a really good first leg performance and our following match was against Fulham in the league. Tuchel told me that he was resting me for the second leg and as a result I didn’t play a single minute in the Fulham game.

“Then on match day of the second semi, Tuchel tells me he’s changed his mind and he’s going with Kai [Havertz]. I honestly was dumbfounded and very disappointed.

“I thought that I’d earned a start and, most importantly, he had assured me previously I was going to start. So by the time he brought me on with about 25 minutes left, I was just so wound up.”