Transfer: Pulisic speaks on replacing Hazard, impressing Chelsea team-mates

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Chelsea new signing, Christian Pulisic has admitted that he felt he needed to prove himself to his team-mates.

But after scoring his first goals for the club in a pre-season friendly against Red Bull Salzburg, he feels he has achieved that.

Pulisic is the only new face on the playing staff at Chelsea, as they deal with a transfer ban imposed by UEFA.

He was signed in January from Dortmund and the pressure of moving to the Premier League, has been intensified by the departure of Eden Hazard from Stamford Bridge.

“It was a big relief to score my first goals for Chelsea.

“Being a new signing and coming into the club, I felt I needed to prove myself and wanted to show the guys early on, especially my team-mates, that I can play too. Hopefully I have done that a bit and earned their respect.

“It’s what I’m out there to do. I’m in an attacking position. I want to score goals, I want to help with assists and do a lot of good things.

“I’m not trying to fill the gap left by Eden, he was an unbelievable player. I want to be my own player, to look at me like that, do the best I can for the team,” the 20-year-old told the club’s website.

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