Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has come out to explain why he played Christian Pulisic at wing-back vs Arsenal. He recently revealed that it was only an experiment now that several players are not back with the team.
According to him, Pulisic played in that position when they were both at Borussia Dortmund, and he just wanted to try something new with his squad.
He added that since the new season is about to start, tinkering with his team is a good idea.
His words, “He played there with me at Dortmund and we played many times like this with Callum,”
“Marcos wasn’t able to play today so we put Callum on the left side, which I wanted to see from a long time. Callum can maybe be more dangerous from this position coming inside which he loves, and which he did today. So you know our situation.”
“We have Azpi and Reece for this position [right wing-back] but Azpi only started two days ago and Reece hasn’t even started yet. So we need solutions because we start on the 11th against Villarreal and on the 14th is the season. We can’t try things then so now is the time to see.”
“It was the possibility to give him some minutes and from here we go on.”
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