LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Christian Pulisic remains confident, says “anything is possible” when it comes to Chelsea’s top-four challenge, adding that there is still all to play for in the Premier League.
The Blues have endured a testing 2022-23 campaign, with Graham Potter struggling to rid his side of the inconsistency that cost predecessor Thomas Tuchel his job.
Chelsea have entered the latest international break sitting 10th in the table, with two more points dropped in a disappointing and dramatic 2-2 draw with Everton, but they are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League
Pulisic believes they remain capable of securing qualification for the 2023-23 edition of that competition.
According to United States international forward: “We have built our confidence. I like the way we are playing in a lot of ways.
“This game [against Everton] was unfortunate but we can be proud of overcoming that tough spell we had and we are trying to look forward.
“We are a confident team, we know we have good enough players to do some damage in the Champions League and we need to focus on the Prem and still fight to get in that top four and do the best we can in both competitions. If we string a couple of wins together we can make the top four. We still have to play the teams above us. Anything is possible. We are going to keep fighting.”
The 24-year-old was handed a rare start against Everton, with enduring form and fitness issues this season, yet he believes the added competition he now faces for minutes at Chelsea is a positive for all concerned – with a number of big-money signings starting to find their feet.
The USMNT star added: “So many players in the squad and we are getting to know each other. I think we are developing. You can see it on the pitch. Enzo [Fernandez] and Mateo Kovacic, playing so well together. It is starting to click. We still have a way to go but you can see the improvement.”
Pulisic has seen questions asked of his future at Stamford Bridge, as he approaches the final 12 months of his current contract.
Though, he will be hoping to silence any doubters when Chelsea return to action on 1 April with a home date against Aston Villa.