Mark Pulisic said his son Christian could learn from Chelsea teammates Mason Mount and Timo Werner in the one area he certainly can improve.

The 22-year-old is one of, if not the most talented attacker in the current Chelsea squad.

He is very direct, often tries to beat his opponent in one-on-one situations, even in tight spaces.

But, as is often the case with this type of players, he can be very unreliable defensively.

His father Mark believes that Pulisic can learn from Mount and Werner in terms of putting pressure on opponents.

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“He needs to do a better job when he puts pressure on [opponents], [it’s] to put real pressure on,” Mark told The Byline.

“There is pressure, then stopping before you engage, and then there is real pressure where you take that chance to poke a ball.

“You look at Mason Mount who does it very well, and even Timo Werner, who plays more on adrenaline, pace, and speed.


“Christian is too calculated at times. He wants to go, but he doesn’t want to go and take a chance and put that real pressure on where you go in and win the ball.

“That’s one thing for sure [where he can improve], we talk about it all the time.”

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Given he is a football coach himself, it is hardly a surprise that Mark often gives his son some tactical advice.

According to FBref, Mount finished last season with most attempted and successful pressures at Chelsea, with 685 and 205, respectively.

Pulisic, on the other hand, attempted 336 pressures, with 109 being successful.

Obviously, they are different types of players, but it would only benefit the team and Pulisic himself if he can regain possession more often in the final third.

After all, Mount’s all-round ability is certainly the main reason he is one of the first names in Thomas Tuchel’s team sheet.

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