Frank Lampard believes that Christian Pulisic has the potential to develop into one of the world’s top attacking players at Chelsea. The USA international has made a solid start to life back in the Chelsea team following the return of top-flight football earlier this month.
Pulisic had been out injured since early January but the coronavirus hiatus allowed the American playmaker to work on his fitness and he has been in good form since the restart, with Pulisic having scored in both of Chelsea Premier League games.
Speaking in an interview with Chelsea website before the FA Cup clash against Leicester, Lampard said of Pulisic: “Because he broke through at such a young age in Germany, and he moves to us and it’s a big move, expectations rise, but we have to take his age into consideration. But there’s no doubt of his quality. We can see that. He’s very keen to improve and to work, and he’s particularly hungry at the minute because he missed some time with his injury.
“If he wants to learn, and he does, and if on the training pitch and how he sees the game, and if he looks at the players around him that have made that sort of jump – Raheem Sterling, Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, who are producing numbers from wide areas – it’s important he understands what needs to be done to make that jump.
“He definitely has the talent, and he needs to try and get to that level. I’m delighted to have him at the minute, he works hard every day, and he has to set his sights as high as he possibly can.”