Christian Pulisic & Chelsea
The biggest deal so far this January in the Premier League has been Chelsea’s capture of Christian Pulisic.
Pulisic, 20, has joined the Blues in a 57 million pound deal.
However Chelsea fans have to be patient before they see Pulisic in action.
The Blues have agreed to loan Pulisic back to Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season.
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Christian Pulisic talks to Rafa Honigstein
German football expert Rafa Honigstein has travelled to Spain to speak to Pulisic about his move to Chelsea.
Pulisic is currently in Iberia with the BVB squad for warm weather training.
The American has been quizzed on a range of topics including his relationship with Maurizio Sarri and how he expects to fit into Chelsea’s team.
ESPN FC have published the following Q&A with Chelsea’s newest member:
On whether he’s spoken to Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri…
“No, nothing like that. Like I said, I’ve been here and playing with Dortmund the whole time and I’ve been focused here, but I’ll be really excited once the time comes.”
On where Chelsea see him fitting in to their team…
“I think they definitely see me in one of the wider areas, but I think they also know that I can play kind anywhere across the attack. So I’m ready for wherever I need to be filled in really.”
On why he feels he’ll fit in well with Chelsea’s system…
“Yeah, I think just from watching the games that I have been able to catch this year I just see a system in how their wingers play. It’s just a really good attacking, flowing system, and it’s just football that I like to watch. I think they like to play out of the back, they’re not afraid to play anywhere on the field and they’re also very free once they get up the field. So it’s just something that I like to see.”
On whether his move to Chelsea will affect the rest of his season at Dortmund…
“I’ve said I’m very excited, I’m really happy with the decision, but there is a time where I have to put it in the back of my head now, once the season gets going. All the excitement and everything is great but I’m also really excited for the rest of the season here and you know we want to fight and doing everything we can here to see what can happen this season.”
On hoping for a different result from the last time Dortmund played Spurs in the Champions League knockout-stages…
“Yeah we hope so. We’re excited for really good competition obviously a great Premier League side. I think if we continue down this road and we keep playing well, the way we’ve been playing I feel confident playing going into that game.”