“The wear it has on your body” – Christian Pulisic talks adapting to the Premier League

Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic has yet to feature for The Blues this year due to picking up a semi serious injury.

The American international is currently undergoing some rehab style recovery and hopes to be back on the pitch within a couple of weeks, as reported by ESPN.

Sometimes, players coming from foreign leagues can find it difficult to adapt to the physicality with the amount of games in the calendar coming at you thick and fast, and as a result, can incur issues.

Pulisic took a while to cement his regular starting place in Frank Lampard’s starting line up but when he did, the games were coming at him hard.

Whilst the 21-year old has no issues with the physicality of the league, he has picked up on the effects it can have on your body playing so often and training so hard.

In the same interview with ESPN, Pulisic was asked, what, if any, surprises have there been?

He replied:

“I just think the wear it has on your body.

“I think the biggest thing I’ve learned is just making sure that you keep your body right, and you gotta really work on that because there’s so many games.

“There’s a lot of stuff involved. You’ve got to make sure that you’re healthy and ready to go all the time.

But he doesn’t really think the league is overly physical, he continued:

“Physically, I don’t think it’s anything crazy. It definitely is a tough league. There’s a lot of games, and it is physical at times, but I don’t think it’s impossible.

“But like I said, I’m doing my best, and I know I’m trying to get used to it and make sure that my body is ready for every game.

“I think it’s just going that extra mile for regeneration after games, doing the right things, eating right and just making sure that you’re ready to go.”