CHELSEA FORWARD PULISIC HAILED AS WORLD-CLASS WITH IMMENSE TALENT

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Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic has been hailed as a world-class talent by Chelsea defender Matt Miazga, who is currently on loan at Reading.

Pulisic agreed a £58 million move to Chelsea in January but will spent the rest of the season on loan at Borussia Dortmund before joining Chelsea in the summer.

Maizga is confident Pulisic will be a big success at Chelsea.

“It is good (to see him join Chelsea). He is a world-class talent,” Miazga told Goal.

“You saw at a young age what he can do in the Bundesliga. This season he has been injured a lot, so it has been difficult for him to kick on, but everyone knows the talent he possesses, he is a great player.

“He possesses a talent where he is very comfortable on the ball in tight space. You don’t see that too often from American players, to have that level of technical ability and savviness in tight spaces to get in and out and create goalscoring opportunities.

“You can see from his play that he can create those goalscoring opportunities, and be a nuisance for a defender on the wing. He can isolate a defender and beat him one-on-one with speed and technique. Chelsea have added a great player, and I think he will add a lot, particularly beating players one-versus-one.

“He is a world-class player or on that trajectory. Next season I hope he can really kick on with Chelsea and showcase his talent and help the club. It is nice to see young American players playing in Europe. Particularly in the Bundesliga, Premier League, Dutch league and Championship.

“Making that move gives you confidence. You see a big club pay big money for an American player, it is good, it inspires young players in America to keep working and move forward. Hopefully, many people follow in his path.

“I haven’t spoken to him. It happened in January. I hope we meet up in the national team and catch up about the move next week. I will answer any questions about what to expect. I have been around the first team for six-seven months, but he will be fine.

“Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I remember as an American player, when I first got there, it was a big platform with a lot of media attention. I imagine for him, being a big-money player, he will get a lot of exposure and a lot of people watching.

“So, that’s good, because it raises the awareness and popularity of the sport in America. We want to grow our country’s game, get players playing, then moving to Europe to challenge themselves against the best players. That’s what this new generation is doing.”

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