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Christian Pulisic has forced himself into Frank Lampard’s first team, and the 21-year-old has been a hit in the last three games for Chelsea, culminating in a hat-trick against Burnley.
Former Liverpool midfielder and football pundit Jamie Redknapp believes that Pulisic will be a success at Chelsea and asks that Blues boss Frank Lampard be given time to bring out the best in Captain America.
“Frank Lampard knows what he is doing with Pulisic,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail.
“He is taking care of the 21-year-old forward.
“The American is obviously keen to impress – he cut short his summer holidays so he could get to Chelsea and impress his new boss as soon as possible – but there is no rush.”
Redknapp met Pulisic for the first time after Chelsea’s game against Burnley on Saturday where Pulisic bagged a hat-trick, and Redknapp noticed that the 21-year-old American superstar was humble, quiet and shy.
“You learn a lot about a player’s personality when you speak to him after a match.
“Before meeting Pulisic for the first time on Saturday, after he agreed to join us for a pitchside chat on Sky, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
“I knew how huge he was in America, so would he be confident? Arrogant? Yet after speaking to him, I left with the impression that this is a nice, mild-mannered boy.
“He was quiet, shy almost. He even had to be told by his team-mates to collect the match ball, because it was his first-ever professional hat-trick!
“Let’s give Pulisic the time he deserves and see how far he can go.”