Christian Pulisic has admitted that he’s ‘excited’ to work under new manager Graham Potter following the final international break before the World Cup.

The American international was in action for the USMNT this past week as they disappointingly drew 0-0 with Saudi Arabia in their final pre-World Cup friendly.

His 76 minutes during that game was nearly half the amount of minutes he has played in the Premier League so far this season, with former Blues boss Thomas Tuchel handing him just one start and hauling him off at the hour mark.

Speaking to ESPN ahead of his return to Chelsea, Pulisic exclaimed his excitement at the opportunity at a ‘fresh start’ at the club under a new manager.

“It’s good to get some minutes in and I feel healthy [and] I’m feeling good going back [to Chelsea], honestly,” he said. “I have a fresh start now, and I’m excited to play for the new manager.

“So really just looking forward to it. I just have to prove myself, as everyone does, and as I’ve done before.”

Pulisic has been somewhat of a peripheral figure in recent times at Stamford Bridge, starting just 13 Premier League games last season and continuing his struggle for minutes this year under Tuchel.

He’ll be looking to make more of an impact under new coach Potter, who has signed a five-year deal at the Blues after leaving high-flying Brighton & Hove Albion earlier in the month.


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