Jody Morris says Chelsea star Christian Pulisic is a talented player that worries about his game too much.
Pulisic, 23, is someone that’s had an up and down season, which is in line with his Blues career at Stamford Bridge.
The American attacker’s weighed in with eight goals and five assists across all competitions during this campaign, but that kind of return feels too small for someone with his potential and £58million price tag.
His impact can be electric at times when he’s confident running at defences with pace and skill. His finishing is so often something that lets him down, though. For example, he missed an absolute sitter in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City yesterday, which even earned a small criticism post-match from his manager Thomas Tuchel.
Jody Morris says Christian Pulisic worries
English coach Morris, who previously worked as Chelsea’s assistant manager when Pulisic was at the club, has given some sort of defence as to why the player’s form is so inconsistent.
He does feel like the 23-year-old is often his own worst enemy by overthinking things, too.
“I think he thinks about his game a lot, maybe he worries about it a little bit too much. I do believe he’s had some really good spells here [at Chelsea] it just coincided sometimes with the fact that when he was going through his best spells he did pick up an injury,” Morris told Stadium Astro.
Decision on future
Pulisic’s still under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2024, but plenty of the Blues fanbase aren’t convinced he’s got a future in west London.
Ex-Chelsea player Frank Leboeuf suggests that he may need to leave to reignite his young career.
A lot should depend on if Tuchel’s side sign any new attackers this summer.
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