Tue 20 September 2022 | 18:11

Chelsea star Christian Pulisic takes aim at Tuchel in his book

Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic has accused their former manager Thomas Tuchel of misleading him during the 2020/21 season.


in his new book 'Christian Pulisic: My Journey So Far’ claims that Tuchel misled him over starting the Champions League semi-final second-leg against Real Madrid during the 2020/21 season.

Polisic writes that he ignored Tuchel's instructions and scored for Chelsea in a 1-1 draw against

Real Madrid

in the first leg. The American international who previously worked with the German coach in Dortmund claims he was assured by Tuchel that he will start in the second leg but instead he was on the bench.

"What happened before that game was hugely disappointing for me,"

Pulisic writes in his new book.

"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.”


won the second leg with two goals to reach the Champions League final and in the end, they lifted the trophy with a victory against Manchester City.

Pulisic is in the USA squad for friendlies against Japan and Saudi Arabia.

source: SportMob

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