Christian Pulisic is keen to build on recent momentum after impressing in a cameo appearance as a late substitute against Southampton.
Since completing his big-money switch from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea, Pulisic has started just three Premier League games and was left out of Frank Lampard`s squad completely when Chelsea beat Lille in the Champions League last week.
Mason Mount, Ross Barkley, Willian and Pedro have all usurped the 21-year-old American forward, who still awaits his first goal for Chelsea.
Obviously I haven`t been getting as many minutes as I would like, Pulisic said.
I`m not just going to throw a [tantrum] 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.
Of course [it was difficult to be left out at Lille]. You want to play, be on the field and be in the team as much as you can and it hurt not to be there, but I`m happy I got my opportunity at Southampton.
Pulisic looked sharp as a late substitute in the 4-1 win at St Mary`s on Sunday, creating an assist for Michy Batshuayi`s goal late on for the Blues.
He insists the £58m transfer fee has not weighed him down but he is aware of criticism of his performances.
You can`t completely ignore it. I don`t live under a rock, he said. I hear things, I see things, but I do my best to block it out.
The outside opinions don`t matter as much to me as to what`s in the team and myself and the people who care about me.