Christian Pulisic has said he is determined to earn a place in the Chelsea side.
It comes amid speculation over the American’s future at Stamford Bridge, where he faces major competition from the Blues’ other attacking players.
Pulisic played under Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund but has largely been overlooked since the German took over as Chelsea boss.
That has led to reports he could be sold this summer, with Liverpool and Manchester United having both been linked with him.
But Pulisic believes he can force his way back into the reckoning.
“I was in a similar situation, I think, when I first came to Chelsea, so I had to work my way and earn my position in the team and to finally get some minutes,” he told reporters ahead of the United States’ friendly against Jamaica, as reported by Metro.
“I feel like I did that and I feel like I’m basically going out there and trying to do the same thing now.
“I feel very confident in my form right now and the way I’m feeling and playing, so I think I’m on a good path.”
But Pulisic did acknowledge that it has been tough not getting regular game time this season.
“It hasn’t been the easiest thing,” he said.
“I’m a guy who always wants to play, but I think I’m on a really good path.