In the matchday programme for our next Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge against Brighton and Hove Albion, Christian Pulisic speaks exclusively about his game, the attacking options available to Thomas Tuchel and whether he believes in hot streaks.
'I think it all has to do with confidence and the way you’re feeling in the moment. Streaks are definitely something that can be seen in a lot of different sports,' he told the matchday programme, which is available to buy now.
'I kind of went through one at the end of last season, I felt, and I hope that I’m catching a bit of fire now. I think it’s definitely something – it’s just a confidence thing where you see one ball go in the net and you’re feeling good about it, then things just seem to come more naturally. I think that’s really what it is.
'It’s been a tough year, for a lot of reasons. Obviously, having injuries has been tough because I’ve been doing everything I can to take care of my body, and just try to be right for every game, and it really does hurt when I can’t be out there to help the team. But I’m feeling good and healthy now, and I just want to do everything I can to keep it that way.
'I love this part of the year, when things get really important and every game can have a big influence on your standing at the end of the season. It’s the best time really, when everyone focuses up and the games are usually really good.'
Thomas Tuchel and Cesar Azpilicueta give their thoughts on the Brighton match and speak out against online abuse ahead of our Game for Equality, which will highlight the club’s recently launched No To Hate campaign. Meanwhile, Emma Hayes, Andy Myers and Ed Brand discuss recent events with their respective squads.
Elsewhere, former Chelsea and Brighton defender Gary Chivers talks about playing at Stamford Bridge as a lifelong Blues supporter, and club historian Rick Glanvill takes the statue of Peter Osgood as his focus in Brick by Brick: The Story of the Bridge.
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