Former US men’s national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel has argued that Christian Pulisic and Matt Turner should switch clubs. They said that being in the office was not good for their careers.
Pulisic and Turner basically play backup roles at their current club.
Friedel says Pulisic has better opportunities, Turner needs game time
“It goes back to having too many players at Chelsea,” Friedel said of Pulisic. , because I believe he needs to prove his worth, but even if he doesn’t get the chance, I want Christian to play consistently because he’s one of the most important players for America. ”
“I’ve never spoken to him, so I don’t know what he wants, if he wants to stay where he is and fight, or if he wants a new challenge. I’m told they have him in the plan and it will be one of the summers when they either offer him a new contract or he is sold.
“Looking at things, it’s probably the latter and you’ll see him in a good place where he plays consistently.”
Pulisic is currently out with a knee injury. But the USMNT star wasn’t playing regularly before his setback. In fact, the attacker has only started seven of his 23 Premier League and Champions League games this season. Pulisic doesn’t seem happy with his current role and he wants to play more. It seems very likely that a summer switchover will occur for Americans.
Turner looks happy at Arsenal
Turner has also not started many games for Arsenal, but his situation is a little different. , where he stood out in the Europa League.
Nevertheless, Friedel says fellow goalkeepers should look elsewhere.
“Look at Matt’s competition for a spot on the national team,” Friedel continued. “Stephen is playing well for Middlesbrough right now.”
“They could be promotion contenders, and suddenly Zach could be playing at a high level in the Championship, and he could be playing in the Premier League as well, and he’s been playing week after week while Matt is on the bench. , we’re seeing another shift in who the number one keeper of the US national team is.”
“Even if Arsenal are a great club, I think Matt has to find consistent football somewhere. He’s fine this season, but if he can’t be number one, he has to go.”
Turner has played well in limited time at Arsenal this season. The American has kept four clean sheets in a total of six games during the current campaign. Despite Friedel’s comments, it seems unlikely that Turner will leave Arsenal imminently.
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