Head coach of the United States men’s national soccer team, Greg Berhalter, has insisted that manager Thomas Tuchel’s sacking by Chelsea is positive for winger Christian Pulisic.
Berhalter is hopeful that Chelsea’s new manager, Graham Potter could also transform Pulisic’s fortunes if he is given the regular game time he was denied under Tuchel.
Pulisic, who was blocked from leaving Chelsea this summer, struggled for game time under Tuchel.
The American only started once this season so far for the Blues, while his scattergun substitute appearances even saw him brought on at right wing-back against Southampton.
Asked if Tuchel’s departure could benefit Pulisic, Berhalter told The Associated Press: “I’m not happy a guy lost his job, but if this means more opportunity for Christian, then it’s positive.
“He’s a guy that’s proven that he can perform at that level. We will just have to wait and see.”