Christian Pulisic pledges to ‘get off the ground’ for Chelsea in 2021-22 and says his first full pre-season for the Blues means he can start the Premier League campaign ‘100 per cent ready’
- Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic joined his team-mates for the season in Ireland
- The American’s season preparations have been disrupted since his move
- Pulisic now feels fit and ready for the season, hoping to secure his spot
Christian Pulisic believes he has laid the groundwork for a great season at Chelsea, with the American finally wrapping up the preseason for the first time as a Blue.
The winger finished strong in 2020-21 after missing the start of the season with a hamstring injury sustained in the FA Cup final, beating Thomas Tuchel and claiming his permanent starting spot.
A Covid fear for the European champions forced the end of their camp in Ireland four days early this summer, but Pulisic is still delighted with his condition.
Christian Pulisic believes he is ready for a breakthrough season at Chelsea with
The 22-year-old has so far made it through the pre-season without any problems as he builds his fitness
“I think that will be a big plus for me, so I’m looking forward to the start of the season,” the 22-year-old told the Blues. website.
“This year is my first real full preparation at Chelsea and it has given me a good chance to get my full fitness level and for me to get 100 per cent fit and ready to play 90 minutes once the season starts.
“That’s the goal for me, just trying to get my body in a good place where I can be available as much as possible this season.
“The goal is of course to start at the beginning of the season. It’s nice to have a full pre-season this time and get fit and 100 percent ready for the start of the season.”
The American hopes for an injury-free season after missing the start of last season
The Champions League winner started to cement his place in the line-up last season
Following his £58m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2019, Pulisic joined the squad too late to join them at the same Dublin base.
The winger couldn’t even get involved in the brief pre-season preparation ahead of last season, forced by the Covid-19 pandemic, after he was retired at Wembley and forced to stumble despite scoring.
Pulisic faces stiff competition for his place, with the Blues roster brimming with options on the attack. The American is hoping to stay injury-free to prove his worth, having been hyped as Chelsea’s next Eden Hazard when he arrived.