15 Aug 2019, 06:16 IST
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard warned there’s “tons, tons extra to come back” from star signing Christian Pulisic following the membership’s UEFA Tremendous Cup defeat to Liverpool.
Pulisic confirmed glimpses in his beginning debut for Chelsea, who suffered a 5-Four penalty shoot-out loss towards Liverpool following Wednesday’s 2-2 attract Istanbul.
A £58million arrival from Borussia Dortmund, Pulisic performed in Olivier Giroud for the 36th-minute opener earlier than the extremely rated United States worldwide had a objective of his personal dominated out for offside previous to the interval.
With Eden Hazard now at Actual Madrid, all eyes have naturally turned to Pulisic and Lampard praised the 20-year-old attacker post-match.
“I used to be happy and there’s a lot extra to come back,” Lampard informed reporters. “The expectation is correct, he’s an enormous signing for us however it’s important to keep in mind his age. He is 20 and are available into the league, into this sport, towards Liverpool, one of the vital intense groups in soccer.
“It took a little bit of time early within the sport to get his feeling. However as soon as he did, you would see his confidence in carrying the ball and to create.
“I’m actually proud of him. There’s tons, tons extra to come back, once more all the great indicators for what he could be for the membership.”
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N’Golo Kante additionally impressed in midfield as Chelsea responded nicely to final week’s 4-Zero drubbing by the hands of Manchester United within the Premier League.
Underneath an damage cloud heading into the Tremendous Cup, Kante appeared snug in a dominant efficiency towards Champions League holders Liverpool, having solely been match sufficient for the bench at Previous Trafford.
“He’s an incredible participant and character, he simply needs to play,” Lampard mentioned. “He’s humble in his life, however on the pitch he’s a machine.
“In fact, he might be massively essential. It is a participant who hasn’t skilled a lot, had a swollen ankle on Tuesday night and he needed to play as we speak and managed 120 minutes. You noticed what he brings to the staff. There might be extra as he hasn’t skilled a lot.
“I’m delighted to work with him, I respect him a lot as a participant and now it’s very nice to work with him. He might be actually large for us.”
Lampard, whose Chelsea host Leicester Metropolis on Sunday, added: “I beloved the efficiency of Jorginho and Emerson, I assumed they had been each improbable. Whenever you consider the 120 minutes for 2 gamers that performed on Sunday night.
“Liverpool had been brisker than us. I assumed they had been leaders within the staff. I appreciated the efficiency of all of my gamers. Not one participant was under par as we speak. Everyone gave every part. Subs gave an impression. So all good.”