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Nuri Sahin praises ‘humble’ Pulisic for his mentality

Tue 04 May 2021 | 10:12

The former Borussia Dortmund midfielder believes there is still a lot more to expect from the Chelsea star.

Christian Pulisic

scored

Chelsea

’s only goal in their Champions League clash against

Real Madrid

last week. Having earned a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the Blues will face Zinedine Zidane’s team in Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Pulisic’s former teammate

Nuri Sahin

has spoken about the American winger’s special qualities as a player.

“I like Christian a lot,”

he told

Goal.com

.

“He was always a good player, you could see that, but what I liked especially was that he was always ready to listen and learn. He was always humbled, he was always focused on his goals and he was really determined. This is what I loved about him.

“We still keep in touch. He’s a very good guy, and I hope that his impact at Chelsea can be even bigger. You see in his first seasons that there is an impact, as we saw in the first leg against Real Madrid, but I am sure there is a lot more to give.”

Sahin played for Real Madrid in 2011-12. However, his spell at the Spanish club was hampered with multiple injuries that prevented him from reaching his best form. The 32-year-old praises

Sergio Ramos

and

Karim Benzema

for their consistency.

“For me it was really special to share a dressing room with these guys, and to see how professional they are and how good they are,”

Sahin says.

“Guys like Sergio Ramos and Benzema have been on the top level for the last 10-15 years, and I really enjoy their hunger. It’s crazy how they stay hungry still, even though they have won everything.

“To see them every day giving everything in training is really something special. Benzema is one of the top three strikers in the world. I saw it every day in training, and it’s really nice to see how well he is playing right now.”


source: SportMob