Christian Pulisic has reflected upon his ‘awesome’ first season at Chelsea and his adaptation to the ‘demanding’ nature of the Premier League and English football.
Pulisic signed for Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund during the 2019 January transfer window, though remained with the Bundesliga side for the second half of last season before linking up with his new teammates last summer.
The US international overcame an initial slow start to impress for Frank Lampard’s developing side, scoring six goals in all competitions, before a combination of injury and the coronavirus pandemic stalled his progress at Stamford Bridge.
Amid the current suspension of football, the 21-year-old has now reflected on his first season with the west London side and admits he has been pleased with his progress since arriving at the club.
“It’s been a really fun season for me, it’s been awesome,” Pulisic told Chelsea’s official website.
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“It’s been a big change for me coming to Chelsea and having to get to know a whole new team, a new league and stuff. I’ve been really proud of the guys and although we’ve had our tough moments, I think overall we’ve been pretty solid.
“I love playing with my team-mates and we’ve had so many exciting games. I’ve really enjoyed it and we just want to give it a strong push to the end of the season, if we are able to resume.”
Pulisic also opened up on the differences between England’s top tier and the Bundesliga, and says the short turnaround in fixtures makes the Premier League more physically demanding than its German counterpart.
“The Premier League is more physically demanding because of the sheer number of games and the run of the schedule,” he admitted.
“You play so many different competitions in a short space of time, so it’s quite demanding and you learn quickly about that. It’s a physical league in general.
“There’s been a lot to learn but my Bundesliga experience has helped me in that sense, as it’s not totally different to the Premier League.”