Christian Pulisic has assured Chelsea fans his scoring touch will return after impressive display against Newcastle.
The 21-year-old has struggled for game time ever since he made the £58m switch from Borussia Dortmund last summer. He appeared as a substitute for the Blues and created plenty of key chances in the 1-0 win on Saturday.
“It was a really good game, happy for the team, had a strong performance, they defended really well, and I was happy to make an impact,” Pulisic told ESPN after the match.
“(Lampard) told me to do exactly what I’m doing now, continue to train hard, when I get my opportunity I have to take it.”
Pulisic had a golden opportunity to score against the Magpies but he unselfishly decided to lay it off for Tammy Abraham.
“I was going to shoot last-second, but I saw Tammy wide open and then DeAndre made an unbelievable block, so maybe I should have shot it,” Pulisic admitted. “I just don’t have that scoring touch but I know it will come back.”
The return of Callum Hudson-Odoi has definitely pushed the USA international further down the pecking order but Lampard believes the player is on the right path.
“I am really pleased for him,” Lampard said. “He is a hot topic because of his national team. Everyone has got carried away with the short term but in the long term there is a lot more to come. I am delighted for him. He will feel good about that and he should do.”