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EPL: Chelsea attacker Pulisic branded ‘babyish’ for Tuchel ‘whinge’

Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic has been branded “babyish” after criticism of former manager Thomas Tuchel.

Pulisic has claimed in his book ‘Christian Pulisic: My Journey So Far’ that he was ‘dumbfounded’ by Tuchel’s decision to drop him in favour of Kai Havertz for Chelsea ‘s second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid in 2021.

That’s according to former Liverpool, West Ham and Everton midfielder Don Hutchison, who told ESPN: “Oh, my days! I mean, it is ridiculously naive of Christian Pulisic. Alright, it’s his book, so he feels as though he’s got his little say against Thomas Tuchel, but is he not naive enough to think that Thomas Tuchel won’t be happy and he’ll be having words with other managers?

“Managers change their minds. What happens to you? You’re a little bit gutted, you’re a little bit upset. But it all just sounds a little bit babyish to me. Christian Pulisic having a whinge. What is the point? What does he gain from it?

“I think it’s naive from Pulisic, I don’t know what he gains from it. Shaka [Hislop, also on the ESPN panel] said about book sales, well alright that’s what he gains from it but it’s not my cup of tea. But why would you do that to a manager that could have been already at Chelsea?”

Hutchison now believes that the 24-year-old’s comments may well have ‘destroyed’ his relationship with the former Blues boss, who could hamper his career as a result. “I think it destroys any relationship that Tuchel will ever have with Christian Pulisic,” he added.

“It destroys the fact that if Thomas Tuchel got a job elsewhere he would sign Pulisic, that’s not going to happen. Managers talk, I wouldn’t be surprised if Thomas Tuchel or Graham Potter is having a conversation, not so much about Pulisic but the individuals in the dressing room and it goes on and on from there.”

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