Christian Pulisic has opened up on his adaptation to life at Chelsea, with the £58m signing having endured a slow start to life at Stamford Bridge.
Pulisic signed for Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund back in January, remaining with the Bundesliga side for the second half of last season before linking up with his new teammates this summer.
Despite his highly anticipated arrival, the USA international has struggled to establish himself in Frank Lampard’s side as he adjusts to life in English football.
The 21-year-old made his first Premier League appearance since August in Sunday’s 4-1 win at Southampton, coming off the bench and providing the assist for Michy Batshuayi’s late goal.
Pulisic admits his lack of game time has been frustrating but is confident his time will come as he bids to make an impact in West London.
“That’s my job. I’m in an attacking role and I’m going to do the best I can, to try to get goals and assists,” said Pulisic.
“I’m working hard in training. I want to be there. I hope everyone can see that, so with moments like this I hope I can make a case for myself. I’m not just going to throw a fit and give up ever, so if I’m on the bench it doesn’t mean the gaffer doesn’t think I’m a part of the team, I’ve just got to keep pushing and earn my spot.
“I did the best I could with the minutes I got. I tried to help the team as best I could. I guess I’m happy but I’m going to keep working harder, and I’m never going to stop trying to get more minutes.
“Of course, you want to play, be on the field and be in the team as much as you can, and it hurts not to be there, but I’m happy I got my opportunity.
“Competition in the team can only make me better and I think that’s what makes teams, it’s guys who are maybe not the second or third man, but they are pushing each other in training every single day. That’s what a good team is all about.
“[Lampard] likes players who work very hard and show a lot in training and I just have to continue to do that, do my best in training and try to earn my position.
“Culture-wise, it’s been easier than Germany to be honest. From the football side, I guess you could say that [I am still adapting].”