Former US international, Freedy Adu, gave an interesting response when asked whether Christian Pulisic has the skills to make it at the Bernebeu.
At the peak of his powers, the ex-US international had the talent to mix it with the best. At just 14, the forward signed for DC United, and took the MLS by storm. In his debut season, he recorded 30 appearances, scoring five goals and bagging four assists in the process.
However, ultimately, the bright lights were a little too much for the youngster, and he fell foul to the pressure. However, there’s no denying his expertise and eye for talent. Consequently, we have to take his opinion on his nation’s latest striking sensation very seriously.
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Freddy Adu gives his thoughts on Christian Pulisic
Throughout his time at Chelsea, Christian Pulisic, has impressed Adu with his pace, power, sharpness and decision-making ability. But feels he’s lacked the opportunity to take his game to the next level.
In an interview with Offers.Bet, he said: “I think he’s a very good player. He hasn’t had a lot of chances with Chelsea. Recently there hasn’t been a massive amount of US players have gotten to play consistently in the Premier League. If Pulisic gets consistent game time and is a regular starter, his game will go a whole new level. Training is one thing, but playing matches is what sharpens your game and takes your game to the next level. I think Pulisic is being held back a little bit by the fact that he’s not getting that much playing time at the moment. If he gets the playing time that he needs, then his game will go to the next level because he’s a very, very talented and already very good player.”
However, despite Pulisic’s class, Adu admits he doesn’t foresee him making the switch to La Liga in the immediate future.
The ex-striker explained: “I’d be amazed if he was the first US player to play at Real Madrid. When you think of Madrid it’s the biggest club in the world to a lot of people. He’s good enough, he’s talented enough, it’s just a matter of getting that playing time, and once he gets it, he needs to take advantage of it. It can’t be one good game, one okay game – he has to be consistent. So this is a very important World Cup, not only for him, but a lot of players in the squad.”