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Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has been amazing for the United States in the ongoing Gold Cup as he has played a massive role to help them reach the final of the tournament.
USA will meet Mexico in the final of the Gold Cup on Sunday, and one man expected to shine in that game is Pulisic.
Pulisic has been the star of the United States team so far, and speaking ahead of Sunday’s final, US boss Tata Martino admitted that his side will be focused on trying to contain the in-form Pulisic, who was the man of the match in their last game against Jamaica with a two-goal performance in the Gold Cup semifinal win over the Jamaicans.
Martino isn’t one to praise opposition players, but about Pulisic, he said: “I think that Pulisic is one of the big emerging players in world football in this latest era without a doubt.
“He’s one of the most unsettling players I have seen in recent times. I think if we don’t pay special attention to him, especially when we’re in attack, we’re going to have a bad time. He’s a player you have to pay special attention to precisely because he can single-handedly win a game.”
Pulisic has been impressive in the tournament so far as he has banged in 3 goals and 3 assists, but it’s not just about his goals, US team coach Gregg Berhalter has been impressed with the leadership qualities the young forward has displayed.
“When I think about this month for him it’s been a lot of personal development in terms of him blossoming with his personality within the group, his importance to the team on the field,” U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter said.
“The skills haven’t changed from a month ago, but in terms of his role, what he’s comfortable with, how he’s embracing his role within the team, and his role on and off the field, I think it’s been really nice to see.”