Pulisic: I’m Not Chelsea’s Wonderboy

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Christian Pulisic is undeniably the star of the US national team, and he proved how indispensable he was by scoring three goals and making three assists in the Gold Cup this summer.

Since signing for Chelsea in January, coupled with the fact that Eden Hazard left Chelsea this summer, the 20-year-old has been tagged as the next best thing that could happen after Hazard, and many believes that he will be the star of the Chelsea team this season.

In an interview with ESPN, Pulisic made that clear that he doesn’t want to be seen as the wonderboy in the Chelsea team.

“The reason I just don’t like to hear [the term ‘wonderboy’] anymore is because I feel like now I’ve been a part of this enough,” he said.

“And I think I’ve earned my spots in teams and shouldn’t just be looked at as just a prodigy.”

Pulisic added that he “doesn’t see himself as that label anymore.”

Pulisic bagged a brace as Chelsea defeated RB Salzburg 5-3 in our 6th pre-season game of the summer, and he scored for the first time in a Chelsea shirt.

Speaking ahead of next season, Pulisic has now revealed that he’s ready to score lots of goals for the Blues.

He said: “It was a big relief to score my first goals for Chelsea.

“Being a new signing and coming into the club, I felt I needed to prove myself and wanted to show the guys early on, especially my team-mates, that I can play too. Hopefully I have done that a bit and earned their respect.

“It’s what I’m out there to do. I’m in an attacking position. I want to score goals, I want to help with assists and do a lot of good things.

“I’m not trying to fill the gap left by Eden, he was an unbelievable player. I want to be my own player, to look at me like that, do the best I can for the team.”

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