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Thomas Tuchel Send Clear Message To USA Camp After Christian Pulisic Return To Int’l Duty

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has issued a message of caution to USA Camp over Christian Pulisic fitness.

The Blues attacking midfielder was sustained ankle injury during the international break back in September when USA faced Honduras.

The 22-year-old USA skipper didn’t return to action until Nov. 2, when he played the final 17 minutes of Chelsea’s Champions League match at Malmö before came off the bench against Burnley last weekend.

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And despite just returned to action, Pulisic has been selected for USA squad for World Cup qualifiers match against Mexico, and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel urged caution with the attacker as he regains fitness.

‘I hope that they don´t overuse him, that they are responsible enough,’ Tuchel said after Saturday’s game.

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‘Christian still feels a bit of pain. He absolutely wants to come back. It’s a matter of pain management. It´s not a matter of a re-injury or being still injured, it´s just that it’s still painful. But he tried hard and he wanted desperately to come back and we needed him back, so it was a good start for him in Malmö, and today we had some 10 minutes. But, yeah, we are a bit worried.

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‘Hopefully everybody and he, himself, is responsible and does not get carried away by emotions and by helping, of course, his country to win a super-important match. So hopefully all goes well and hopefully the minutes will elevate him, that he comes back stronger.’

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