Christian Pulisic has been named the best young player in the Gold Cup! Chelsea FC confirmed.

Christian Mate Pulisic is an American professional soccer player who plays as an attacking midfielder or a winger for Chelsea and the United States national team.

Christian Pulisic Named Best Young Player in the Gold Cup 2019

Pulisic has a ‘bright future’ at Chelsea: US head coach

Christian Pulisic was unable to help the United States retain the Gold Cup on Sunday but US head coach Gregg Berhalter is predicting great things for the 20-year-old as he prepares to join up with Chelsea for pre-season.

Pulisic was one of the stars of the tournament and Berhalter gave a glowing assessment of the youngster, who scored three goals and captained the team in a 1-0 win over Curacao in the quarter-finals.

‘What we see with Christian is just how dynamic he is with the ball. He just accelerates past opponents and forces defenders into mistakes,’ said Berhalter, as reported by the Daily Mail.

‘He then opens up the game for the team. What I particularly like about Christian is his ability to take on information and act on it.


‘He has the ability to influence the game from different positions and can unlock defences whether as a No 10 or going wide. With the coaching he’ll get in England, he has an incredibly bright future.’

Berhalter’s view was backed up by US midfielder Cristian Roldan, who feels Pulisic has the right personality to succeed in English football.

‘There’s a reason he’s going to the Premier League,’ said Roldan. ‘He not only has quality but also humility. He’s a fantastic guy off the pitch.

‘He’s still a kid but the fact that he bonds with us over the slightest thing is incredible. He doesn’t act like a big star.

‘Eden Hazard’s shoes are pretty big to fill but Christian is a similar player whereby he likes the ball to feet and cuts in. He’s very smart.’

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