Pulisic Says He’s In His Best Form

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Christian Pulisic arrived at Chelsea in the summer for £58million from Borussia Dortmund.

The US international came to Stamford Bridge with a massive hype from the Bundesliga, but he has failed to hit the Premier League running as was expected.

Pulisic has been out of the Chelsea side recently under Frank Lampard and has only made one appearance in the Premier League since August.

The 21-year-old American star was called up to the US national team for their CONCACAF game against Cuba on Friday, and he has revealed that he’s in the best possible form and won’t let sitting on the bench disturb him.

“I feel the best I ever have,” he said. “I feel very confident in my game. I’m not going to let any of that affect me. I feel very strong, and I’m really looking forward to this game Friday. … I’m here now to be focused with the U.S. national team, so that’s really all that’s on my mind right now.”

The United States face Cuba on Friday in Washington and then visit Canada in Toronto on Tuesday, in their opening two matches of the CONCACAF Nations League.

In a previous interview, Pulisic had admitted that he wants to play every game for Chelsea but also admitted that he’s ready to work hard as his manager wants and fight for a shirt in the Chelsea first team.

Pulisic said: “Of course, you want to play, be on the field and be in the team as much as you can, and it hurts not to be there, but I’m happy I got my opportunity.

“Competition in the team can only make me better and I think that’s what makes teams, it’s guys who are maybe not the second or third man, but they are pushing each other in training every single day. That’s what a good team is all about.

“[Lampard] likes players who work very hard and show a lot in training and I just have to continue to do that, do my best in training and try to earn my position.

“Culture-wise, it’s been easier than Germany to be honest. From the football side, I guess you could say that [I am still adapting].”

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