Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Dortmund teammate Pulisic backs Sancho for bright future

Pulisic drops Premier League move hint as USMNT prepare for England friendly The Borussia Dortmund winger has been long linked with a move to England and is open to the idea of a move in the futureMore
Kristopher Love | 16 November, 2018, 08:03

The United States global, who will play against England at Wembley on Thursday night, has been pursued by all of the Premier League's top clubs and has just 18 months left on his Borussia Dortmund contract.

American Pulisic, who will be on the opposing team to his club mate in the London friendly, has backed Sancho for a bright future.

"We have a lot of courageous young players and guys who aren't afraid to come in and show us what they know about the game", Pulisic said. You might recall Rooney's youth and use that goal for Everton against Arsenal in October 2002 as your reference point but, even before then, it was apparent he had all the tools - the skill, the swagger, the belief - to play football at the highest level for a long time.

"He has done great for Dortmund so far and this season he is doing really well. Hopefully he will continue on this path".

Sancho was changed in the summer of the previous year from the young talent of Manchester City at the BVB, in his second season in the Westphalia, he is convinced, and is now the second best Scorer behind captain Marco Reus.

He has registered five goals and eight assists for Dortmund this season and played the full 90 minutes during Saturday's 3-2 defeat of title rivals Bayern Munich.

"I mean you know I've been a part of this team for the whole qualifying process and now moving forward, some of these guys who weren't there during that time", Pulisic said. "So there is no reason why maybe one day I won't play here". "It's a cool relationship that we have".

"Me and Weston are both 20, so it's not like we're experienced old guys!"

For Pulisic, the worldwide fixture has provided a return to the country where he briefly honed his football skills as a young child.

"I think my passion (for football) definitely grew a lot during that year in England but it's not where it all started for me", he said.

I'm sure there will be plenty more speculation over Pulisic's future over the coming months but it's going to be interesting to see where he ends up when he eventually leaves Germany. "That was my best memory".

Christian Pulisic believes there is "no reason" why U.S. shouldn't aim to win the World Cup in the near future.