Last week, Frank Lampard compared Christian Pulisic’s potential to that of the finished products shown by Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Raheem Sterling.
After another terrific performance for Chelsea in a 3-0 defeat of Watford, he was asked about being compared to Chelsea royalty: Eden Hazard.
“Obviously he was an incredible player for Chelsea,” Pulisic said. “He’s a world-class player. I’m not trying to compare myself to him just yet. I’m just trying to be my own player and hopefully the fans like that guy.”
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Pulisic drew a penalty and had the pass before the assist on Ross Barkley’s late goal to salt away the win and fourth place in the Premier League for another few days.
The Blues had lost late to West Ham United at midweek, and Pulisic admits the boys were fired up to avenge the setback.
“We needed that one today,” he said. “There was a little extra bit of energy because of that loss. We wanted to come out and prove a point today.”
Finally, Pulisic was asked what he’d be doing if he was home in the States on the Fourth of July.
“If I was home in the U.S. I’d be having a barbecue with my family and enjoying Independence Day.”
Stock answer. Only way he could lose points with us today.Follow @NicholasMendola