Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic has insisted that he isn't a direct replacement for Eden Hazard, who left the Blues for Real Madrid in a £130m deal earlier this summer.
Pulisic officially signed for Chelsea in January, but after being loaned back to Borussia Dortmund for the remainder of the season, he joined up with his new teammates for the first time this week.
However, the USA international is wary that his role at Stamford Bridge could be misunderstood and has moved to reassure Chelsea supporters.
Speaking to the club's official website, Pulisic said: "
"It’s bringing intensity into the training first of all, improving and earning my respects at the beginning. Then I obviously want to help out as much as I can on the pitch. I want to come in right away and give energy to the team, whether that’s being part of the starting team or being given minutes."
Discussing the comparison with the outgoing Hazard, the American said: "
Christian Pulisic says it feels amazing to be at Chelsea working under Frank Lampard, who he grew up watching as a kid. pic.twitter.com/5YFemMvHeR— TweetChelseaUK (@TweetChelseaUK) July 17, 2019