Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has spoken about Christian Pulisic’s adaptation period and how he could become one of the best players in the world.
The 21-year-old has established himself as one of the first names on Lampard’s team sheet since the Premier League restart.
Producing three goals and an assist since the Premier League restart, Pulisic’s directness and ability to glide past players have recently become Chelsea’s best weapon in the attacking third.
Lampard said Pulisic has grown as a player as he recalled how the former Borussia Dortmund winger initially struggled upon arrival to the new league.
He told the media this afternoon (via Chelsea’s official website): “I’ve seen real improvement in his all-round game.
“Coming to the Premier League is very difficult because of the physical nature of the league. We have to remember how young Christian is and also the summer that he had.”
Lampard said Pulisic struggled with the league’s physicality at first but has since become more adapted to it.
The manager also pointed out at Chelsea’s strength and conditioning coach Adam Burrows as a crucial figure who has helped the American improve.
“A lot of that is a credit to himself and how he’s approached it,” said the manager.
“He’s worked with our strength and conditioning coach Adam Burrows, who’s fantastic, but they’ve worked together so it’s Christian who has to take on that responsibility and he has.”
Lampard also sent a message to Pulisic about producing the numbers to become one of the world’s best.
“Looking forward, I want to see more of what he’s shown in recent times which is goals and assists because that’s what the best in the world do in that position,” he added.
“I feel he has the capability to do that as he improves and that can be the edge as his game moves on levels.”
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