Christian Pulisic has said that Frank Lampard always believed in him.
“(Lampard) believes in me and he’s told me that,” Pulisic said.
“You have to keep working hard in training and earn my spot, that’s how it is at the highest level. I’m going to continue to do so. This is hopefully just the start.”
“Of course there is a sense of relief,” the 21-year-old added.
“You could see that in my emotions after the first goal, that relief of getting my first goal and being able to help my team at this level. It’s really good for me.
“I wanted to be on the field as much as I could right from the start. That is everyone’s goal.
“But I didn’t come here expecting everything to be easy and have an easy route and start every game.
“It’s not always that easy. So I came in had to work for my spot just like everyone does. I’m proud of the journey I’ve had so far.”
Pulisic scored a brilliant hattrick after getting a rare start to fire Chelsea to a 4-2 win at Burnley.
Chelsea take on Manchester United next this week in the Carabao Cup.