CHRISTIAN PULISIC has become the latest star to admit struggling with life at Chelsea.
The £58million winger opened up on the turmoil of failing to nail down a regular starting place under boss Thomas Tuchel.
Pulisic is preparing for the first of the USA’s World Cup qualifying triple-header which starts against El Salvador on Friday.
The US skipper said: “Obviously it has been up and down this year, for sure. Not exactly where I want to be and how I want things to be right now.
“I’m just going to keep going and it doesn’t affect me when I come here. So I am excited to be here.
“When I come to the national team it is ‘How are things with Chelsea?’ and ‘What’s this’ and ‘What’s that.’ It’s tough.
“Mentally it has played on me at times but I am always very excited to be on the national team and get to enjoy playing with these guys and just enjoy football in general.
“It is tough. I haven’t always been playing in the positions I want to play in. But I think it is a good quality to be versatile and able to play in all kinds of positions and have different strengths on the pitch.