Sargent says he was inspired by Pulisic

DORTMUND, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 05: Christian Pulisic of Dortmund is seen during the DFB Cup match between Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park on February 05, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 05: Christian Pulisic of Dortmund is seen during the DFB Cup match between Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park on February 05, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Werder Bremen striker is enjoying his time in the German Bundesliga and it’s all thanks to the inspiration by Christian Pulisic.

Before Josh Sargent joined Werder Bremen, the biggest American name in the German Bundesliga was Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund.

And Pulisic has been a great addition to the current Bundesliga-leaders as he is being wanted by many teams in Europe.

“It’s weird because he’s not that much older than me,” Sargent was quoted by the Bundesliga official website.

“But I still looked up to him.”

“I think the biggest thing that convinced me to come over here is that I already saw guys like Christian and Weston [McKennie] come over here and, I thought to myself: ‘If they can do it, then why can’t I try to do it?'” he explained.

“I remember staying at residency down in Florida with the U17 national team, we lived together and watched games and stuff. We would see Christian on the TV and everybody wanted to be in that position as well.”

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“I think it’s very good for US soccer if all of these young guys are coming over here and it’s a great opportunity for young guys to play,” he continued.

“If there’s a good core of us that can have good chemistry going forward for years to come, hopefully, it just gets better and better and we can help everyone around us.”

The 19-year-old joined Werder Bremen last summer after spending only one year in their youth system.

He started with the second squad but quickly moved to the senior squad where he has played five games, scoring twice.