Christian Pulisic believes his strong performances at international level with USA have set him up perfectly for the end of season run-in with Chelsea.
The Blues forward performed strongly as the USA national side defeated Jamaica and Northern Ireland in international friendlies during this break, with Pulisic netting what turned out to be the winner against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.
Now the American is focusing on a strong end to the season with Chelsea, with Thomas Tuchel’s Blues competing on all fronts both domestically and in Europe.
‘It always feels good, of course, to get on the scoresheet,’ said Pulisic after his goal against Northern Ireland. ‘It's definitely going to help build some confidence.
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‘I'm feeling good right now, and the guys are feeling good as it seemed here. For me personally as well, going back to the club level, I'm really excited.
‘I'm feeling confident, as I've said. I feel the best I've felt in my game for a while, so I'm excited for what's to come.’
The Blues are back in Premier League action this weekend, as West Brom visit Stamford Bridge for a 12.30pm kick-off on Saturday.
Next on the agenda after that is a trip to Seville to face Porto in the Champions League quarter-final, with both legs against the Portuguese side sandwiched between a trip to Crystal Palace.
Later this month, Pulisic and Chelsea head to Wembley to take on Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final.