Thierry Henry fires warning to Christian Pulisic at Chelsea: ‘You have to show what you can do’


The 24-year-old struggled to secure a regular role under Thomas Tuchel and is yet to start in Chelsea’s last three games since Potter was appointed. Pulisic, who joined Chelsea in a £57.6 million deal from Borussia Dortmund in 2019, has openly admitted to being frustrated with his lack of playing time during Tuchel’s reign.

It But Henry has urged the United States international, who was left on the bench in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday evening, to start making an impact at Stamford Bridge.

‘At one point you’re going to have to bring something to the table, I know I’m repeating myself but it’s true,’ Henry told CBS Sports. ‘How many managers are not going to trust you? It’s going to be have to be you at one point. So, find a way. ‘The other day Conor Gallagher came on against Palace, yes, I know he [Pulisic] gave him the ball and Gallagher still had to score [from range] but it will go down as an assist. But it’s showing something, it’s why he came on tonight, because he scored against Palace.

‘But we haven’t seen much of him already. It’s early days for Graham Potter but Thomas Tuchel didn’t use him too much. Certainly the new manager [hasn’t] in these early games. ‘So I think it’s a little bit worrying for America in terms of the World Cup. You talk about England getting players up to speed for the World Cup, it doesn’t look like he’s going to be at his best in terms of fitness, energy, sharpness, rhythm.

‘I think it’s really worrying for him because I just don’t see how he’s going to get the games. There are so many players in those attacking positions, the most he’s going to get is minutes coming off the bench, I don’t think that’s going to be enough for him to show his best in the national team at the World Cup.’


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