Coaching changes often bring new or renewed opportunities for players, and that’s what USMNT head coach Greg Berhalter hopes will be with Christian Pulisic now that Graham Potter calls the shots opposite veteran midfielder Thomas Tuchel.
Berhelter had previously believed Pulisic would win his place under Tuchel, but that tune changed last month.
“I’m not happy about a guy losing his job. But if that means more opportunities for Christian, that’s positive because he’s a proven guy who can perform at that level. We just have to wait.”
-Greg Berhelter; Source: AP
Of course, what Berhelter has to say is that he’s hoping that the change in coach will get Pulisic playing better, which will benefit both the United States and Chelsea. The 23-year-old has featured in all seven games this season, starting in last weekend’s 2-1 win over West Ham, but apart from Raheem Sterling, the rest of the strikers have had nothing to do. Far away.
Brighton have scored an average of one goal per game in the last three seasons – a total of 39, 40 and 42 goals respectively – and despite his superior talent, Potter’s tactics now yield a few more! However, Pulisic (and everyone else on the team) will have to step up to do so.