Having been troubled by injuries for most parts of last season, Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic wants to hit the ground running when the Premier League starts. Pulisic, who missed pre-season last year after his hamstring injury in FA Cup final against Arsenal travelled to the Republic of Ireland for a pre-season training this time around.
This is the first time Pulisic has been involved in a complete pre-season since his arrival at Chelsea, and the American believes this will help him prepare well for the next season. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Pulisic said “I think that’s going to be a big positive for me, so I’m looking forward to the start of the season.”
“This year is my first real full pre-season at Chelsea and it’s just given me a good chance to get my full fitness and for me to get 100 per cent fit and ready to play 90 minutes once the season begins.”
“That’s the aim for me, just trying to get my body in a good place where I can be available as much as possible this season. Hitting the ground running at the start of the season is the goal, of course. It’s nice to be able to have a full pre-season this time and get nice and fit and be 100 per cent ready in time for the start of the season.”
“It’s great to be back and see the guys again and getting ready for a new season. In a way it is a bit surreal, it’s starting to feel like, just straight back to work, that kind of feeling, almost like it never happened. But it’s great to be back and see the guys again and be getting ready for a new season.”
“It’s been really good so far. I think it’s been a good start, I’m starting to feel fit again and ready to go and I think the team’s looking good. It’s been just what we need, we can just focus on what we need to do to get ready for the start of the season.”
“We had the game against Peterborough as well, so we started really well by getting a win, and it was a very strong performance as well.”
Source: Chelsea FC