Manager raves about ‘special’ player reportedly tempted to join Newcastle

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United States of America national team boss Gregg Berhalter hailed Christian Pulisic before the World Cup.

Last month was reported that Newcastle could entice the winger to join them from Chelsea, where he struggled to establish himself in the first team.

Journalist Ben Jacobs said Give me sports: I think if Newcastle made the right offer it could be very tempting for Pulisic.

“But he’s one of the players the World Cup is going to really influence now because he’s stuck at Chelsea until the World Cup.

“If he doesn’t have the best World Cup then, he might feel thrown out of the pecking order at Chelsea even more and then think, ‘Okay, it’s better that I leave.’

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Berhalter on Pulisic

According to Mirror, Berhalter said of Pulisic: “He is the catalyst. he’s the guy who can kickstart anything, can make anything happen with his ability.

“It’s not to add pressure to him because without everyone performing he won’t have any opportunity to do so. But that’s what I mean.

“He’s like the tip of the iceberg, he’s like that last bit, which can really put you over the top with its special quality.

“It’s his MO. His MO is that if a manager doesn’t rely on him, he will prove that manager wrong. He’s going to train as hard as he can and then when he gets on the pitch he’s going to fight for that shirt, fight for this club, he’s going to show that he should be and deserves to be on the pitch. ground.

“That’s what I really admire about him. It is metamorphosis. He doesn’t feel bad for himself, he doesn’t feel sorry for himself, he’s just going to do his job. It is its quality. »

The 24-year-old joined the Blues in 2019 for £58million (BBC). He was seen by many as the next big thing for Chelsea, but injuries and inconsistencies have really hurt him over the years.

He failed to establish himself in the team under a succession of managers and he may now need to go somewhere where he plays regular football.

As Jacobs said, the World Cup could determine what he decides to do next and the United States will face England in the group stage on November 25.

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