Pulisic admits he’s not in Chelsea to replace Hazard

The American footballer says he has arrived at the Blues to be his “own player” and no to replace the now-Real Madrid player.

Eden Hazard left Chelsea to join Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga tournament.

And while the Blues cannot sign a new player because they were punished by FIFA they were still able to buy Christian Pulisic before the fine entered into effect.

But the American midfielder doesn’t seem himself as a replacement for Hazard.

“I’m not here to compare or anything,” he told Sky Sports.

“Obviously Eden was amazing and he did so well for this club, as you could see last season and the whole time he’s been here. He was an incredible player.”

“For me, it’s coming in as my own player, proving myself and doing the best I can to help this team,” he added.

“Right now it’s going on and helping the team whatever way I can. It’s just bringing intensity into the training first of all and earning respect in the beginning.”

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The American said: “Then I want to make an impact as much as I can on the pitch.”

“I think the most important thing is about intensity now in modern football. Everyone can see the last Champions League final was about two teams that can play with high intensity.”

“Frank loves this club and has the identity of this club. All the staff is working with love and passion and they want to give us the best things to perform well inside the pitch,” Pulisic concluded.


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