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‘He is only going to get stronger now’ – Lampard pleased with Pulisic

Sun 06 December 2020 | 9:17

Chelsea winger met the back of the net for the first time this season in the Premier League and sealed the three points.

The Blues boss was delighted with

Christian Pulisic

’s goal in the stoppage resulting in a thumping 3-1 victory against Leeds United on Saturday.

During the first-half, Hakim Ziyech was injured and replaced by Pulisic. The 22-year-old made his coach proud by scoring

Chelsea

’s third goal in the battle with Leeds.

The US international appeared in five games this season and was mostly rested due to his injury.

Lampard

’s expectation is rising as the winger scored his first significant goal.

Really pleased today. It’s been a difficult period for him with the injury and he gets frustrated because he wants to play,

" Lampard said.

"

Having played 65 minutes in Seville I knew this game would have a huge amount of energy for the players and thought it was wise to start him on the bench.

"My plan was probably to give him 30 minutes, but to play the period of the game he played, with the intensity of the game and get his goal. He has an incredible gift, it sounds simple, but arriving in the six-yard box as a wide man, because that is where the goals are.

"So, I was delighted that he got his goal and he is only going to get stronger now."

Chelsea are now the titleholders on the

Premier League

table with Tottenham and Liverpool one point behind. Both teams will play on Sunday. The Blues coach is hoping that their determination and efforts keep them on top of the table.

"

There’s certainly nothing wrong with the fans thinking that [we can win the title]. Great to have them back, their input was huge, the noise huge,

" he said. "Y

ou can see how excited they are at the end that we are top of the league.

"My job and our job is to know that it’s a long season and the next question is how consistent can we be with this form, how much we can improve, because I believe there is a lot more we can do and there will be a lot of challenges ahead.

"Enjoy the evening. I will have that small glass of wine, maybe a large one, but at the same time we need to make sure we stay grounded.

"But there were a lot of good things. To play against Leeds in the form they are in and the type of team they are and dominate in terms of chances was a real great performance

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from us

."


source: SportMob

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