admits Christian Pulisic is ‘pushing’ for a starting spot but says the American must be ‘ready’ when his opportunity arrives.
The winger has started just two matches so far this season, though one of them has come since Potter’s appointment at Stamford Bridge.
Pulisic wanted to leave the club in the summer after growing frustrated under .
The winger was concerned about a lack of playing time ahead of his country’s campaign but his chances have barely improved since Potter took over.
However, Pulisic did get on the goalsheet in a 3-0 win against Wolves and his performances in training are said to be encouraging.
And Potter admits that the former Dortmund ace is now knocking on the door for regular starts, though he says Pulisic needs to be ready when the chance comes along.
Asked if Pulisic is worried about a lack of game time ahead of the World Cup, Pulisic said: ‘You can imagine my focus is on Chelsea.
‘I understand that all the players have ambition and want to play for different reasons; for their families, careers, finances or World Cups. That’s all fine but it’s my job to select the right team for whatever game
‘I am not saying I am right all the time, I am not but somebody has got to make the call. With Christian, I would say he has been fantastic around the place, been really good with teammates, and contributed against Wolves.
‘He is pushing for a place, pushing for a start. Things change quickly in football and he needs to be ready.’
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