LONDON (AP) – Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic believes he is over the injury problems that blighted the early part of hisdevising a tailored training plan for the U.S. international.
Pulisic struggled with persistentafter hobbling off with the problem during the FA Cup final against Arsenal in August last year.
Pulisic was largely restricted to substitute appearances following the hiring of Thomas Tuchel as manager in January. However, he has established himself as a regular in recent weeks and is beginning to trust his body.
“I feel very confident in my body and fitness level at the moment,” Pulisic said Monday, speaking ahead of Chelsea’s game against Realon Tuesday.
“I have past year and a bit. It is just about taking care of my body and putting myself in the best . I feel good about that right now.”. I had some time out in the
Pulisic said playing for thein friendly matches against Jamaica and Northern Ireland in March helped him get the consistency he has taken into games with Chelsea.
Hefor the Americans on March 28 and netted three goals in the next two Premier League games after international duty.
“I think it did help to go away and get some games in with the national team,” Pulisic said. “I definitely always enjoy that and,, I felt very confident, and still feel that way.
“It is just about keeping up this form and helping my team to win these big games.”down any comparisons with Hazard.
“He was an incredible player at this football club, of course. I looked up to him,” Pulisic said of Hazard. “I am not comparing myself to him in any way or trying to be like him. I am my player, doing my best for this club.
“Obviously, he was a massive player for this club, and obviously, it is an honor to hear comparisons like that, but I still have a ways to go.”