Christian Pulisic continues his growth and maturation as a player after the USA's disappointment in failing to qualify for the World Cup.
Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about youngsters on the European scene.
The 19-year-old American international has made 12 appearances for BVB so far this season, scoring three goals and assisting another in the process, and has been drawing comparisons with the likes of Eden Hazard as a result of his movement and skill on the ball.
While he does enjoy being compared to such a top talent, the youngster has set goals for himself and is keen on improving his game.
“I love having the ball, just running with it, and going through difficult situations,” he said in an interview with the Independent. “It’s just fun for me whenever I have it.
“I’m working on my final ball, my precision in front of goal, my one-on-one attacking ability, just new ways to beat defenders and help my team."
Pulisic also noted that the game time he has been afforded this season has been beneficial, as he feels he is learning, improving and getting stronger.
“I am playing every week in the Bundesliga, in the Champions League, against top teams,” he explained. “When you do that every week, you are going to improve. When you play against the best players, you’re going to grow. I’m learning a lot: tactically, technically, gaining strength.”
Unfortunately, though, he won't be showcasing his talents at next year's World Cup, with the USA failing to qualify for the tournament. But he's sure his country can turn their fortunes around.
“Of course it happened, nothing you can do now,” he said. “All I can do is continue to give the best I can with Dortmund. I think we can turn things around quick.”