Interview

Christian Pulisic identifies Premier League challenges and highlights Frank Lampard’s backing

Christian Pulisic has spoken of the faith Frank Lampard has shown in him and also explained how the Premier League has differed from his previous footballing experience in Germany. 

The American scored a sensational hat-trick against Burnley on Saturday, demonstrating his technique, speed and finishing ability with devastating effects.

As his boss Frank Lampard noted after the win at Turf Moor, Pulisic played regularly in the first month of the season, starting four of our five games in August before a spell out of the team. He has featured more often of late, and the 21-year-old has underlined the support he has received from Lampard during his time in SW6 so far.

‘He believes in me, he has told me that,’ Pulisic said.

‘I wanted to be on the field as much as I could right from the start, that’s everyone’s goal. I didn’t come here expecting everything to be easy and to start every game. I had to work for my spot, just like anyone does, and I am proud of the journey I have had so far.

‘I have to keep working hard in training and earn my spot. That’s how it is at the highest level. I am going to continue doing so, and hopefully Saturday was just the start.

‘The competition, the physicality, and the schedule is different to what I’ve known,’ he added as he compared his time with Borussia Dortmund to life in England now.

‘It’s about getting used to this whole environment here, and I am enjoying every moment of it. As I get older I want to improve every single day. Being here and working with these guys and playing at the highest level, I have learned so much already.’

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