Chelsea star hailed as the next big thing

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American superstar Christian Pulisic joined Chelsea last summer from Borussia Dortmund, and the American has so far impressed playing for the Blues this season.

Former United States Men’s National Team and Premier League star Jay DeMerit has heaped high praise on the Chelsea forward and believes that the 21-year-old is football’s next big thing, while also admitting that moving to Germany at an early stage helped his career.

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“I love Pulisic, I do. I believe he’s the next best thing,” DeMerit said on OneSoccer Hangouts.

“I think he’s created that grit by moving to Germany as a teenager, getting balls rifled at him and working his way through the ranks.”

DeMerit featured  for Watford from 2004 to 2010 and is an ex USA football player.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi, one of the greatest footballers of all time, has also hailed Pulisic as a good footballer.

Speaking about Pulisic, Messi said: “He has great balance and agility.”

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