Will Christian Police start in the Champions League final for Chelsea? Facing the biggest star of American football

Shortly after Christian Pulisic had one of the most glorious moments of his northern football career, he stood in front of a plasterboard plastered with advertisements and faced a television camera and microphone that were ready to be his happiness on the planet. He was a key agent for Chelsea Football Club leading the way to the UEFA Champions League final. This is the biggest game in the world. Her pride and joy were evident.

And so was his peak.

All were absolutely certain.

“Very frustrated,” he said, then he tightened his shoulders so strong that he could tweak the trapezius (video below). “Um, of course, yes, I know this, why it’s something known in advance. I’ve always wanted to play from the beginning, I always have. I have to prove myself over and over again. But I always get to God, and He gives me strength. Behind me, nothing can stop me. Really. “

Police scored in the first leg of Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, giving the Blues enough advantage to return to Stamford Bridge. Despite that goal, and the fact that he performed very well against Real in the 66th minute, Police were not in the starting lineup for the second round.

Beginning with the second game of the quarter-final Champions League series against Porto on April 1, 13, Police have started eight times in 12 games, including the competition, the FA Cup and the Premier League. Each of those games, as Chelsea competed hard for the 2022-22 Champions League berth, brought great results. Although there is no guarantee he will be on the team sheet when manager Thomas Tuchel presents against Manchester City before the final on Saturday at 3pm, it is more than likely that.

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If he hadn’t started, the police wouldn’t have joined the content. Based on his second-round performance against Real, he is likely to win any dissatisfaction with his performance, as he made a scintillating effort after entering the middle of the game in the second half and scoring a clinical goal for team-mate Mason Mount.

“In the first game it was Christian doing that. It’s a typical Christian performance for me: being able to terrorize the defense, make an impact by scoring goals and be dangerous,” USMNT head coach Greg Burhalter told Sporty News. “What I liked about the second game was his mentality and his perseverance came off the bench. It’s not easy. And the coach is in a situation where he wants to come in and make a difference, and he makes that difference. And that was really great to see.

“You can understand that there can be frustration without starting the game, and the only way to respond is to show it on the field. And that’s it.”

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It would have been easier for Pelicic to cross that bench, if anyone wanted to call it that, after Chelsea had advanced to the World Cup Super Bowl.

Tuchel’s decision not to start the Police was based on strategic logic: the first priority was to prevent Real Madrid from meeting at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea’s tie goal was a tiebreaker after the first leg. Therefore, the offensive capability of the police was less necessary. In the first leg, Karim Benzema’s dam goal was a problem and Tachel also preferred Ler-2 Kai Havertz to help him defend. And, in the event Chelsea scored a goal and to create an emergency need for police skills and to create goals, he was available on the bench.

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At the age of 22, Pilisik has not followed the easy path to such a high position. At the age of 1, he was playing in the resultant games against the best players in the world. He advanced almost to old age, defeating the U.S. men’s national team in 1 20 qualifying matches in the 20f World Cup, including seven goals and seven assists. He joined Chelsea at the age of 20 for a transfer fee of 4 40.4 million. Even though he made a statement in his last minute against Real Madrid, it was not enough to leave it there.

“Oh, I like it. Because I think he should start,” Alexi Lallas, chief studio analyst at Fox Sports, told SN. “I said a while ago, I said: He’s very good for this Chelsea team. He’s very good. And I want to meet him on the field. And he has that drive and he has that speed and he wants to succeed. Makes great athletes regardless of nationality, and so it’s no surprise, it’s welcome.

“Mind you, Tachel or whoever he is for: you want that. If you’re a player who’s satisfied that you’re not playing, I suggest you have something wrong.”

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Lala praises the police’s tendency to attack Balis for the first time as the game is dwindling and the offensive movement is on the rise.

“His first thought going forward was to reserve for some real elite company and elite team,” Lalas said. “I don’t think there’s a team in the world that, given the opportunity, doesn’t want Christian Pilisic. He’s legal, he’s the most talented man in the world.”

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Chelsea have attacking options available to deploy against Manchester City. Most often on the sidelines, 3-4-322, Tuchel has World Cup champion Olivier Giroud, young English talent Tammy Abraham and Calum Hudson-Odoi and Morocco’s veteran physician Jiach. And those are the guys who haven’t been playing very much lately.

Among the regular starters are Mason Mount of England and Timo Werner and Hawerts of Germany, who acquired गत 166 million last summer. Each day in training is a competition for Pilicic, each day Tuchel came up with 11 good ideas for the match against Manchester City.

“I think when you compare what he has in his locker against other sports, I think he has distinguished himself as the most brutal and deadly and dangerous type of player,” said Brian Dunseth, host of “Counter Attack” program on SiriusXM FC. “No one else is disrespected in this situation,” he told SN. And I don’t compare him to Mason Mount, who is more than a player. I look at Timo Werner or GH or Pen Hudson-Odoi, and I only look at Christians. So comfortable on the ball, many players tried to find a solution by shutting him down. I look at Christian and see his positive first touch, running at the players every time.

“I just think he’s such an overall round player. The only thing I’m worried about is I’m worried about everyone: just making sure his body can handle the amount of play and the stiffness of those little swallows. He gets because He’s such an explosive player. “

That has been a fundamental problem for Pelicic since he moved to Chelsea. He has missed a combined 225 games in all competitions in two seasons with injuries to his hamstring, abdominal muscles and legs.

The dismissal of manager Frank Lampard in January also complicated the police situation. Police played for Tuchel in Dortmund early in his career and it was hoped that there would be some advantage in the fight for the duration of the game, but Police Tuchel did not have the option available for the two games in the early Premier League.

He was fully involved in the Chelsea attack until the police returned from a successful run with the US men’s national team in late March. And that blues also appeared to rise.

“He’s one of the scariest, most exciting, most talented young players I’ve ever seen,” CBS sports analyst Mika Richards told reporters at a conference call this week. “He’s struggling with injuries, but I think he’s been playing games now. And I think he could be different. We’re talking about Chelsea at the counterattack. He can do something better personally. So I think he can be.” A big impact in this game is if he starts or if he comes off the bench. “

One way to look at it is this; This is not the way Pilisik likes it. When he told NBC Sports’ Tim Howard, “I want to win this thing,” it was clear that Pilisic said he didn’t just want to be part of the winning team.

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