Sergino Dest is looking forward to partnering with Christian Pulisic the U.S. men’s national team, saying the Stamford Bridge star can be “almost unstoppable” when on form
both called up to the US national football team for the game againstWales
However, it is possible that Pulisic will not be able to accompany the team because of an injury he suffered in the game against Chelsea.
Dest has only played with Pulisic once with the USMNT, as the Chelsea attacker and Barcelona full-back both saw the field in a 3-0 defeat toMexico
in September 2019.
"I haven't metGio Reyna
, so I don't know him as a person, but I played with Pulisic,
He's a really good player, they're both really good players. I hope they keep working and we can reach something nice in the coming years,
"Pulisic is a really great player, he's fast, [and] really good at dribbling. I saw in the first couple of [U.S.] training sessions before I made my debut against Mexico, he was so good, you know, in the training. I had some recovery sessions so I was just looking at the training, but he was almost unstoppable.
"And then in the games you see it, he plays really well. Hopefully, we can get a good connection on the field and can play with each other really well."
He believes that the U.S. can achieve great success with the help of young players such as Konard and Chris Richards.
"These guys are growing, they're coming," Dest added. "They're close to reaching the senior team and Konrad [has just had his first senior call-up]. There's also Chris Richards at Bayern Munich. Hopefully, everyone will keep working hard. I think we will have a really good team in the future."
Although Dest was born in the Netherlands, he chose to play for USMNT and he is very pleased with this choice.
"When I had to choose between the Netherlands and the U.S. I had that in the back of my mind: 'OK, [I have] two options, but what are the advantages in Holland and advantages in the U.S.?'
"In the U.S. [there is] more for me and I played my whole youth in the U.S., so it was also a little bit of loyalty. I made a good choice and hopefully I can get big in the U.S."