Brad Friedel backs Christian Pulisic to search out true kind below new Chelsea boss Graham Potter, as he tells USMNT and Chelsea winger he can ‘actually profit’ from Thomas Tuchel’s sacking
- New Chelsea proprietor Todd Boehly determined to fireplace the German supervisor final month
- Chelsea lie in seventh place within the Premier League, and misplaced as soon as in Europe
- Friedel mentioned he ‘needs Pulisic to play extra’ and ‘to do effectively within the World Cup’
- The previous USMNT goalkeeper, now 51, performed 450 occasions within the Premier League
- He additionally revealed that he may see Spurs striker Harry Kane play in MLS in the future
Former USMNT and Premier League goalkeeper Brad Friedel has backed Christian Pulisic to search out his toes at Chelsea this season, as he can ‘actually profit’ from the managerial change that noticed Graham Potter take over from Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge.
New proprietor Todd Boehly determined to half methods with German supervisor Tuchel final month after the Blues’ dismal begin to the 2022-23 season, together with in Europe.
Chelsea lie in seventh place within the Premier League, amassing 10 factors out of a attainable 18 after struggling losses to Leeds and Southampton. In Europe, the Blues misplaced their opening Champions League match towards Dinamo Zagreb earlier than drawing 1-1 towards RB Salzburg.
Christian Pulisic may play extra below new Chelsea boss Graham Potter, says Brad Friedel
Friedel pressured how essential it’s to the US for Pulisic to commonly play earlier than the World Cup
Pulisic may, nevertheless, now benefit from Potter’s arrival at Stamford Bridge after beginning solely of Chelsea’s eight video games to this point this season, claims Friedel.
‘From a United States fan perspective, I want Pulisic to play more, and I want him to do well in the World Cup,’ Friedel, who has 450 appearances within the Premier League below his belt, instructed Betway.
‘He may really benefit from Thomas Tuchel leaving, because things weren’t going extremely effectively on the taking part in entrance when it comes to begins and minutes on the pitch,’ the previous Liverpool, Blackburn, Aston Villa and Tottenham goalkeeper with 82 caps for the Star and Stripes added.
Earlier this week, the 24-year-old revealed that he was ‘dumbfounded’ by Tuchel’s option to bench him towards Actual Madrid within the second leg of the 2020-2021 semifinal after scoring at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
The previous Borussia Dortmund star has performed inconsistently throughout his time to this point at Stamford Bridge, ever since his $65million switch from Germany in 2019. Over the summer time, he was linked with mortgage strikes to Newcastle and Manchester United.
‘Again, I don’t know what Graham Potter’s views are of him, however he’s a brand new head coach so he’s going to provide him an opportunity: I’m positive of that at some stage,’ Friedel pressured.
‘But he might be one of the players who really benefits from a managerial change.’
Earlier this week, the US winger revealed a fallout he had with outdated Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel
Friedel additionally claimed that he may see Spurs striker Harry Kane (left) play within the MLS in the future
The previous UCLA and Columbus Crew goalkeeper additionally claimed that he may see Spurs and England striker Harry Kane play within the MLS in the future, equally to Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and David Beckham.
‘I am not stirring something up, I’ve by no means spoken to him about it, however I do know he does love American sports activities. Might I see him over right here in some unspecified time in the future? Yeah, I may,’ Friedel mentioned.
‘I believe with the way in which Daniel Levy does his enterprise, if he ever does depart Tottenham, going someplace the place he isn’t going to compete with Tottenham might be a vacation spot that Daniel Levy would really like him to go to. If he ever leaves. So sure, I may see him over right here,’ he added.