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Christian Pulisic admits he’s had ‘tough’ start to Chelsea career

Christian Pulisic made his Chelsea debut in a friendly defeat against Kawasaki Frontale (Picture: Getty) Christian Pulisic admits he has endured a ‘tough’ start to his Chelsea career but is confident he will thrive under the management of Frank Lampard. Chelsea signed the USA international winger from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record £58million fee back in January but the 20-year-old spent the second half of last season back on loan at the Bundesliga club. Pulisic’s involvement in the CONCACAF Gold Cup delayed his start to pre-season training but he belatedly made his deubut as a second half substitute in Friday’s 1-0 defeat against Kawasaki Frontale. The speedy winger, who is likely to represent a direct replacement for Eden Hazard, impressed during a 25-minute cameo appearance but confessed he is still to adjust to his new surroundings and teammates. More: FootballRomelu Lukaku told to fight for Man Utd future by Dimitar BerbatovDavid Walliams booed by BGT crowd after Simon arrives five hours late and blames himUS Eurovision fans rejoice! Netflix picks up VOD rights for 2019 and 2020 song contest ‘Yeah I’m really happy to be here with the team and get in an actual match for the first time it feels really good,’ he said following his debut. ‘They were a very good opponent, you saw they tested us for 90 minutes and scored a good goal in the end. It was a tough one but that’s why we’re out here getting ready for the season. ‘We want to try to progress in every game and try to get more match fit and 90 minute ready so that helped us out today. 'I'm really happy to be here with the team. It feels good.' ...

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Published By: Metro - Friday, 19 July







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