Christian Pulisic insisted he is happy to compete at Chelsea as he dismissed rumours about his potential Stamford Bridge exit this summer.
The 22-year-old has played under two different managers in the two years he has been at Chelsea.
While he has been one of the most important attackers in the team at various points in that period, Pulisic has also struggled for minutes at times.
His injury spells certainly played a big part, but it is also down to the fierce competition for spots at Chelsea.
In Thomas Tuchel’s 3-4-3 system, for example, there are only three attacking spots and there are currently eight players, including strikers, competing for those places.
It is inevitable that most of these attackers miss out on starting line-ups and in Tuchel’s first two months in charge, Pulisic was one of them.
Pulisic himself also expressed his frustration he was left out from the starting line-up for the second-leg win over Real Madrid despite a brilliant display in the previous leg.
While there have been rumours that he might want to leave Chelsea to pursue a regular football, Pulisic insisted he sees his long-term future at the club.
“Yeah, I’m obviously happy here. It has been an incredible two years,” the American told ESPN.
“People have always doubted and said: ‘Oh, he’s not playing, does he want to go here, does he want to go there?’
“I’m always up for a challenge, I love competing, I love the position I’m in, and I’m enjoying my time here.”