Pulisic Explains His Rise To The Top

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20-year-old Christian Pulisic signed up for Chelsea in the January transfer window for a fee of £57m as he made the switch from Borussia Dortmund.

Not many talented footballers come out from the United States of America, but the US team has found a star in Pulisic who grew up in Pennsylvania, in the north-east of the United States, and spent a year in Northamptonshire in England.

Pulisic is currently the most expensive American player of all time, and he has explained his rise to the top.

He told Chelsea magazine: “My earliest memories of the sport are making my own goal and just shooting this mini-ball at my dad. That’s the first thing I can remember, just shooting over and over and over. I don’t know how old I was, but it is one of the earliest things I can remember, so I must have been pretty young.

“I wish I could remember it better than I do, but I remember playing for Brackley and I loved it here. After school every day I would go out to the court and play with these kids I barely even knew and I would just play football every single day for hours.

“When I was young I was actually kind of into all sports. Just like any American kid I enjoyed everything, but I kept coming back to soccer. I think I knew I was good at a young age, but I specifically remember after playing for the national Under-17s team when we beat Brazil in a Nike friendly competition and I won MVP for the tournament. After that was when I truly felt like I was going to take this game somewhere, and I followed that as far as I could.”

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