World News – CA – Why Frank Lampard was skeptical of Pulisic’s abilities before joining Chelsea


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Red Bull Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch has claimed Frank Lampard has major doubts about Christian Pulisic’s arrival at Chelsea – due to the fact that he is American

The USMNT wide was signed from Borussia Dortmund in a £ 58million deal when Maurizio Sarri was in charge, but was loaned directly to the Bundesliga squad before joining the Blues under Lampard the last season

The 22-year-old had a slow start to life at Stamford Bridge but became a key member of the first team, particularly after the lockdown, and established himself as one of the most important strikers in the Lampard side

However, Marsch accused Lampard of being skeptical of Pulisic’s abilities due to the winger’s nationality

« The perception in Europe, mainly, is that the American player is ready to run, ready to fight, has a good mentality, but technically he is not very good and tactically he is not very good. conscious and his experiences are not very good t very big, ”he told Extratime Radio

« Even Frank Lampard, when I spoke to him in preseason a year ago now, I was telling him about having Christian Pulisic and he was kind of like, ‘yeah, he’s got a lot to learn so we’ I’ll see how he’s doing ‘

« I told him, ‘listen, he was in Dortmund, and they had a high level of tactical thinking, playing, and he did very well »

« He was considered one of the best young players in Germany and it’s in a group of players with Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Joshua Kimmich, those kinds of players

« He was part of a group with these players, and it wasn’t just because he was talented, but because he understood the tactics and understood how to fit into the game and that he was developing a really nifty way of playing

“I could see right away that Frank Lampard’s idea of ​​Christian Pulisic was largely shaped by the fact that he was American and not that his football education came a lot from what was happening. went to Germany »

Pulisic played a key role as the Blues sealed a fourth place in the Premier League and Marsch believes Lampard now realizes how talented the US winger is

« Since then I think Lampard has learned that Pulisic is much better than he gave him, » he added « Christian had to fight for that, which is American quality, but it he’s a damn good player Same thing with Gio Reyna, same with Tyler Adams, same with Weston McKennie

« All of these players are now starting to show, born and raised in America, that they are not only great talent but also more sophisticated players that many think Brenden Aaronson will show when he gets here and I think more examples will change the perception of what the American player is « 

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