New Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic wants more pressure put on his United States teammates as the arrival of new coach Gregg Berhalter looks to reform the team.
Pulisic says he doesn’t believe his record signing will not increase his pressure to perform for the national team adding that it is a wakeup call for his teammates to perform.
“I don’t think so, I don’t think so,” Pulisic told ESPN on Sunday.
“I think we can put some more of the pressure on some of these other guys now. I understand my role now in the national team, I have to show these guys the way, I’ve been around for a while.
“Crazy to think I’m one of the more experienced guys in the national team when I was in the last few camps, but yeah, that’s what I have to be now.”
Pulisic says he is excited and looking forward to working with the new Head Coach.
“I think the team is looking a lot better. Obviously now we have a good head coach in place and I’m excited to see what he brings to the table, and obviously, I think we have a lot of talent coming up,” said Pulisic, when asked his thoughts on the U.S. team.
“I mean we see it across the Bundesliga, you know, across different leagues in the world, and I think Americans should be excited and I’m definitely thrilled just to see what our next step is.”