Pulisic: £58m Chelsea price tag isn’t holding me back

first_imgChristian Pulisic insists he is not concerned about his £58 million ($71m) price tag and is adamant he will not ‘throw a fit’ about his lack of playing time at Chelsea.The Blues signed the United States international from Borussia Dortmund in January, but Pulisic spent the second half of last season back on loan with the Bundesliga club before linking up with Frank Lampard’s side in the summer.He has yet to make a sustained impact at Stamford Bridge and his 10-minute cameo as a substitute in Sunday’s 4-1 win at Southampton was his first Premier League appearance since the end of August. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career The 21-year-old is battling with the likes of Willian, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Pedro for a place in Lampard’s starting line-up, and Pulisic is determined to keep fighting for minutes at Chelsea.”This number doesn’t mean anything to me,” Pulisic said at St Mary’s regarding his transfer fee. “I go out and try to give my best every time I’m on the pitch. I’m not sure what the price tag means to you, but I just have to keep trying to perform at my best for myself and for the team.“You can’t completely ignore it (comments on social media). I don’t live under a rock. I hear things, I see things, but I do my best to block it out. I’m just working hard for myself. The outside opinions don’t matter as much to me as to what’s in the team and myself and the people who care about me.”So, I’m just going to keep working and do my best and not worry about it. Competition in the team can only make me better and I think that’s what makes teams, it’s guys who are maybe not the second or third man, but they are pushing each other in training every single day. That’s what a good team is all about.“[Lampard] likes players who work very hard and show a lot in training and I just have to continue to do that, do my best in training and try to earn my position. Culture-wise, it’s been easier than Germany to be honest. From the football side, I guess you could say that [I am still adapting].”Pulisic will now join up with the USMNT during the international break and will have the opportunity to work on his match fitness ahead of his return to west London.He also heads off on the back of providing an assist for fellow substitute Michy Batshuayi against Southampton, and he was pleased to be able to contribute from the bench.Chelsea quote GFX“That’s my job. I’m in an attacking role and I’m going to do the best I can, to try to get goals and assists,” Pulisic added.”I think that’s been good so far, so I just want to continue to work hard. I want to be starting. I want to be starting every game.”I’m working hard in training. I want to be there. I hope everyone can see that, so with moments like this I hope I can make a case for myself. I’m not just going to throw a fit and give up ever, so if I’m on the bench it doesn’t mean the gaffer doesn’t think I’m a part of the team, I’ve just got to keep pushing and earn my spot.“I did the best I could with the minutes I got. I tried to help the team as best I could. I guess I’m happy but I’m going to keep working harder, and I’m never going to stop trying to get more minutes.“Of course, you want to play, be on the field and be in the team as much as you can, and it hurts not to be there, but I’m happy I got my opportunity.”The USMNT face Cuba and Canada in upcoming CONCACAF Nations League matches and Pulisic, who has captained his country, is hoping positive performances for the national team will help him upon his return to Chelsea.He said: “Yeah, definitely. When I go there, I definitely want to go in and get minutes and just gain more international experience. It can only help me here.”last_img read more

2A GSHL football: Hockinson 49, Washougal 12

first_img GO By Anthony Heaton, for The Columbian Published: October 19, 2018, 11:47pm Hockinson HawksWashougal Panthers Passing — Washougal: Dalton Payne 11-28-0-151. Hockinson: Levi Crum 26-35-0-361.Receiving — Washougal: Aiden Kestner 1-3, Arcy Harton 1-(-1), Preston Thorton 1-20, Judson Mansfield 3-45, Braven Bea 5-84. Hockinson: Sawyer Racanelli 12-123, Peyton Brammer 4-115, Garrett Gundy 4-53, Nick Frichtl 1-10, Jeremiah Faulstick 1-35, Aidan Mallory 1-20, Wyatt Jones 1-3, Jonathan Domingos 1-0, Cody Wheeler 1-2 Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email:center_img 2A GSHL football: Hockinson 49, Washougal 12 By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Levi Crum threw for 361 yards and four touchdowns as Hockinson clinched its fifth straight 2A Greater St. Helens League title.Sawyer Racanelli had 123 yards receiving and three touchdown catches and ran in another. Peyton Brammer had 115 yards and a touchdown on four catches.Washougal quarterback Dalton Payne threw for 141 yards. Braven Bea had a 70 yard rushing touchdown and five catches for 84 yards.HOCKINSON 49, WASHOUGAL 12Washougal 0 6 6 0–12Hockinson 0 28 7 14–49Second QuarterH — Jonathan Domingos 5 run (Nick Charles kick)H — Joe Brennen 5 run (Charles kick)H — Peyton Brammer 20 pass from Levi Crum (Charles kick)W — Brevan Bea 70 run (kick failed)H — Sawyer Racanelli 30 pass from Crum (Charles kick)Third QuarterW — Judson Mansfield 30 pass from Dalton Payne (conversion failed)H — Racanelli 3 run (Charles kick)Fourth QuarterH — Racanelli 22 pass from Crum (Charles kick)H — Racanelli 5 pass from Crum (Charles kick)Individual StatisticsWashougalRushing — Washougal: Peter Boylan 4-9, Dalton Payne 13-(-45), Brevan Bea 1-70. Hockinson: Levi Crum 13-69, Jonathan Domingos 4-53, Joe Brennen 2-10, Wyatt Jones 2-23, Cody Wheeler 6-23, Aiden Mallory 2-18, Garett Gundy 1-(-2), Sawyer Racanelli 1-3, Makaio Juarez 1-10 Tags Share:last_img read more

LIKE A TRADITION Veszprem stay unbeatable for PSG

← Previous Story 50th DKB Bundesliga begins: Easy job for RNL in Lemgo Next Story → THW Kiel celebrate 50th Bundesliga birthday by win in front of 11.000 fans Nikola Karabatić and Co. will have to keep a good work in order to defeat MKB MVM Veszprem in the upcoming season. In the first „big match“ of the season with the new coach Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic, PSG Handball suffered the first defeat against Hungarian best team – 30:31 at the final of Euroturnoi in Strasbourg. The EHF CL runners-up staying unbeatable for the French champions, who suffered two defeat in a row in the last two seasons only a step ahead of the EHF Champions League F4 in Cologne.Slovenian right wing Gašper Marguč (7) and the MVP of the tournament, Momir Ilić (6), where the TOP scorers among the winners, while Nikola Karabatić and Mikkel Hansen netted seven each for defeated squad ahead of Daniel Narcisse, who scored six.Roland Mikler beat Thierry Omeyer with 13 – 9 in saves.PSG Handball were more than dominant in the group where they crushed Spanish La Rioja 44:31 and Kadetten 36:24, while Veszprem overplayed Chambery 32:26 and Montpellier 32:26.The third place won Montpellier by beating Swiss champions Kadetten Schaffhausen 38:26, while the fifth finished Naturhouse La Rioja after win over Chambery 30:30 (penalty 4:1). PSG Handballveszprem read more