Pulisic explains why he was scared after meeting his Chelsea teammates

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Christian Pulisic has been one of Chelsea’s best players since the resumption of the Premier League, and the American has recorded an impressive nine goals and nine assists in his first 31 appearances for Chelsea.

Pulisic’s start to life at Chelsea was very slow, as he struggled to make an impression at first.

The 21-year-old has even revealed that he didn’t find it too easy to integrate into the Chelsea dressing room as a new player.

The Chelsea winger told SiriusXM Radio of his testing start to life at the Bridge: “It was my first big move, I really didn’t know what to expect to be honest. I went in with an open mind, there are nerves about playing.

“It is kind of just proving you can play, it is a big thing, it seems crazy but the guys are great guys; my team-mates have been great to me. In the first couple of days, it is normal for a new guy that it is tough, not everyone is going to be your best friend straight away. That’s okay.

“I really felt once I was able to show myself on the field, that I could play, that’s when guys really started to say this guy is good. He can hang with us. We are going to treat him with a little more respect. It is true and it is true of a lot of professional environments. I am sure you have seen it, that’s how it goes.

“Confidence is a huge thing for me. Having confidence from your coach, team-mates and from everyone around you, it does help and I think that’s why I have seen a little bit of success here recently.”

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