Christian Pulisic has revealed his ‘relief’ after scoring his first goals for Chelsea in the club’s 5-3 friendly win over Red Bull Salzburg.
The US international impressed in a thrilling pre-season game, scoring twice for Frank Lampard’s side and winning a penalty which was converted by Ross Barkley.
Pulisic, who signed in a £58m deal from Borussia Dortmund in January before linking up with Chelsea this summer, is expected to help fill the creative void left by Eden Hazard’s departure and the 20-year-old admits opening his account for the club was a ‘big relief’.
“It was a big relief to score my first goals for Chelsea,” Pulisic told reporters after the game.
”A great win and to do it in that manner and it felt great adapting to the new team.”
“It’s what I’m out there to do. I’m in an attacking position. I want to score goals, I want to help them with assists and do a lot of good things. My work defensively is important too.
“This team has a lot of quality. I can help with it for sure. From a similar position I can mix with these guys well, we can score our goals and do our thing.”