Ex-Chelsea star Pulisic explains why he is ahead of Nigeria's Chukwueze as AC Milan's first choice

Christian Pulisic has outperformed Samuel Chukwueze in their debut seasons at AC Milan (Imago)

Ex-Chelsea star Pulisic explains why he is ahead of Nigeria's Chukwueze as AC Milan's first choice

Ayoola Kelechi 21:20 - 10.03.2024

Samuel Chukwueze has been unable to find a regular place in AC Milan's first team, and it the reason is down to Christian Pulisic

AC Milan’s American winger Christian Pulisic has explained the reason behind his incredible recent form, which has kept him in the Rossoneri’s starting XI, often to the detriment of Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze

Chukwueze losing first-team fight to Pulisic

Pulisic has been a prominent figure at AC Milan, starting 86% of Serie A matches, while Samuel Chukwueze has been limited to only 25% of starts. The former Chelsea star's impactful performances have contributed directly to 17 goals (10 goals, 7 assists) in 37 matches

The statistics highlight a significant contrast between Pulisic and Chukwueze, as while the American has played 2,699 minutes across all competitions, Chukwueze's playing time is limited to 896 minutes so far, and the Nigerian forward has only two goals and one assist to his name. The notable difference in contributions and game time adds to the intrigue surrounding Pulisic's consistent presence in the starting lineup.

Pulisic explains rich vein of  form

Pulisic recently secured a 1-0 victory for AC Milan against Empoli with a goal that took a crucial deflection off Sebastiano Luperto. This victory was another chapter in Pulisic's excellent form, and he expressed his satisfaction with the team's performance.

Speaking about his impressive form, Pulisic revealed to DAZN, "I feel it’s some of the best form in my career, for sure. I’ve been given a lot of confidence and trust here from the staff, my teammates, the city and the fans, so I feel really, really good here."

Pulisic form limiting Chukwueze’s chances

The former Chelsea player's transformative journey at AC Milan has seen him thrive, with 10 Serie A goals this season, marking the best start to a top-five league campaign in his career. Pulisic attributes his success to the confidence and trust placed in him by the coaching staff, teammates, and the Milan community.

While Pulisic enjoys a successful spell at AC Milan, the limited opportunities for Samuel Chukwueze raise questions about the Nigerian’s future at the club. Pulisic's explanation sheds light on the confidence and trust he has gained, contributing to his stellar performances for the Rossoneri. As the season unfolds, the dynamics between Pulisic and Chukwueze will continue to be a point of interest for Super Eagles’ supporters and football enthusiasts alike.

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