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02-08-2019 | 14:19 Football
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Chelsea new boy Christian Pulisic says he is NOT at Stamford Bridge to replace Hazard

Christian Pulisic, who was signed in January before being loaned back to Borussia Dortmund for the rest of the season, insists, he is not at Chelsea to replace Eden Hazard. Pulisic insists he wants to be his 'own player' and felt that some of the pressure was lifted when he scored his first goals for the club in the 5-3 pre-season win against Red Bull Salzburg. “It was a big relief to score my first goals for Chelsea,” Pulisic said. “Being a new signing and coming into the club, I felt I needed to prove myself and wanted to show the guys early on, especially my team-mates, that I can play too. Hopefully, I have done that a bit and earned their respect. “It's what I'm out there to do. I'm in an attacking position. I want to score goals, I want to help with assists and do a lot of good things. I'm not trying to fill the gap left by Eden, he was an unbelievable player. I want to be my own player, to look at me like that, do the best I can for the team.”

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