Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic finally got his season off the ground and his Chelsea career’s goal scoring started when he scored a brace and won a penalty all in the same match as Chelsea beat Salzburg 5-3 in Germany.
“It was a big relief to score my first goals for Chelsea,” he said.
“Being a new signing and coming into the club, I felt I needed to prove myself and wanted to show the guys early on, especially my team-mates, that I can play too.
“Hopefully I have done that a bit and earned their respect.
“[Scoring] is what I’m out there to do. I’m in an attacking position. I want to score goals, I want to help them with assists and do a lot of good things. My work defensively is important too.
“I’m not trying to fill the gap left by Eden, he was an unbelievable player. I want to be my own player, to look at me like that, do the best I can and perform the best I can for the team.
“It’s pre-season now and I still have an opportunity to prove myself when the real season comes around.”