Christian Pulisic: “I’m catching a bit of fire now”

Chelsea face Manchester City this weekend in the FA Cup semi final match, and it is Christian Pulisic who has the exclusive match day program interview.

The club website have published some snippets ahead of the big match up, and the subject of conversation is form and whether the winger believes in going through hot streaks of form.

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The USA international has been rather up and down since arriving from Dortmund, but a lot of that is down to reoccurring and niggling injuries.

We have seen the best and the worst of Pulisic so far, but it is easy to forget that he is still a young and developing player.

Thankfully for Blues fans, it is a relief to hear that he feels he is now hitting some good form and also feeling very good fitness and health-wise.

Pulisic said:

“I think it all has to do with confidence and the way you’re feeling in the moment. Streaks are definitely something that can be seen in a lot of different sports.

“I kind of went through one at the end of last season, I felt, and I hope that I’m catching a bit of fire now. I think it’s definitely something – it’s just a confidence thing where you see one ball go in the net and you’re feeling good about it, then things just seem to come more naturally. I think that’s really what it is.

“It’s been a tough year, for a lot of reasons. Obviously, having injuries has been tough because I’ve been doing everything I can to take care of my body, and just try to be right for every game, and it really does hurt when I can’t be out there to help the team. But I’m feeling good and healthy now, and I just want to do everything I can to keep it that way.

“I love this part of the year, when things get really important and every game can have a big influence on your standing at the end of the season. It’s the best time really, when everyone focuses up and the games are usually really good.”

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