He Should Not Be Overused: Thomas Tuchel Cautions

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has caution on the overuse of Christian Pulisic for national assignment so the attacker can recoup fitness to play.

The 22-year-old USA skipper didn’t return to action until November 2, when he played the final 17 minutes of Chelsea’s Champions League match at Malmö before came off the bench against Burnley last weekend.

And despite just returned to action, Pulisic has been selected for USA squad for World Cup qualifiers match against Mexico.

Speaking, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel urged caution with the attacker as he regains fitness.

‘I hope that they don´t overuse him, that they are responsible enough,’ Tuchel said after Saturday’s game.

‘Christian still feels a bit of pain. He absolutely wants to come back. It’s a matter of pain management. It´s not a matter of a re-injury or being still injured, it´s just that it’s still painful. But he tried hard and he wanted desperately to come back and we needed him back, so it was a good start for him in Malmö, and today we had some 10 minutes. But, yeah, we are a bit worried.

‘Hopefully everybody and he, himself, is responsible and does not get carried away by emotions and by helping, of course, his country to win a super-important match. So hopefully all goes well and hopefully the minutes will elevate him, that he comes back stronger

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