US boss hails Pulisic’s unbelievable performance

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Chelsea star Christian Pulisic was in fine form as the US team defeated Northern Ireland 2-1 in a friendly fixture.

Giovanni Reyna opened the scoring for USA before Pulisic doubled the lead from the spot in what was a remarkable performance.

Pulisic has struggled for most part of the season, but looked a different player at Windsor Park.

US head coach Gregg Berhalter was pleased with the performance of the Chelsea star and backed him to keep coming up with such performances consistently.

“What I say about Christian is to forget about all the great stuff he does on the ball. He just competed today, and, when he’s in that type of mode, he’s just an unbelievable player,” said Berhalter.

“That’s what I was most happy with today: the relentless pressing. He just kept going and going and going, and then he’s so good on the ball, he can unbalance a team. To me, he had an overall really strong performance.

“In my opinion, that’s the next level for Christian: just that type of performance all the time. When he does that, the rest speaks for itself.

“He’s such a creative player, he’s such a good player and I was really impressed with his performance, really impressed with how he handled himself today before the game, during the game and after the game. So overall, I really liked his performance.”

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