Christian Pulisic has said he is “extremely happy” at Chelsea given a slow start to the season in which he has only received two starts in the league.
Pulisic made the comment after being reminded of a TikTok he posted in April 2020 with his dog becoming “a thing” because he was wearing a Borussia Dortmund training jersey.
“I did a TikTok with my dog without thinking much about it, I was just wearing my, you know, my former team’s training shirt that I still had,” the American said in a video for GQ.
“Yeah, it’s funny. It doesn’t really mean anything. I’m still very happy with the team I’m in now. So I’m happy.”
It’s not clear when the video released on Wednesday was actually taken, although Pulisic’s words could still be encouraging for Chelsea and USMNT fans.
The winger also teased USMNT’s matchup against England on November 25 at the World Cup, with teammates Reece James, Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell and Raheem Sterling all likely to feature in the Three Lions squad.
“It’s going to be a huge game. I’m really looking forward to it,” he said. “I’ve played England before and played these guys before.
“So your relationship off the field never changes because we’re all good friends and we’re close, but at the end of the day as soon as the whistle blows you’re on the field just competing so you kind of forget it. It’s sure to be a good time.’
Pulisic has endured a tough Premier League season so far, with former manager Thomas Tuchel and now Graham Potter often favoring other options.
However, when asked which of England, Germany and Spain had the strongest domestic league, he did not hesitate.
“I think the English Premier League is the best league in the world right now. I think it certainly has the highest level of teams overall and a lot of the best players in the world,” he said.
“In terms of the league, I think the Bundesliga set me up very well to get into the Premier League. I think there are similarities, there are differences. Yes, it put me in a good place where I am now.
Pulisic and the USMNT do not arrive in Qatar on their best form as the team lost to Japan in two friendlies last month and scored against Saudi Arabia in which they failed to score.
Nonetheless, the 24-year-old cut a confident figure in the clip as he headed to his first World Cup and team figures to help restore the likes of Tim Weah, Antonee Robinson and Yunus Musah to health.
“We’re going in there with the goal of winning the World Cup. And we go in there with the mentality to win,” he said.
“Maybe we’re not the highest odds and we’re not the favorites by any means, but we’re going to go in there and give everything we’ve got and hopefully make some Americans proud.”