Pulisic on Chelsea’s self-belief, his fitness levels and facing Hazard

‘I wouldn’t really want to play against us,’ added Pulisic of Chelsea’s own fear factor.

‘It’s not an easy game, ever. A lot of teams would tell you that. That’s the status we want to have.

‘Of course Real Madrid have their history and it’s not going to be an easy challenge. It’s about going there, respecting them, but also believing in what we stand for and what we do. It’s going to be a really good match-up between two big teams across Europe.’

Pulisic has been in excellent form this month since returning from international duty with USA, and he explained in the press conference some of the reasons why he thinks that is the case.

‘I feel very confident in my body and my fitness level at the moment,’ said Pulisic.

‘I have played a string of games. I never thought as myself as a player who was injury prone or anything. I have had some tough times in the past year and a bit, but it’s about taking care of my body and putting myself in the best position to be available for every game. I feel good about that now.

‘Consistency is everything. That’s where I want to be. It did help getting away with the national team and getting some games. Coming back, I felt very confident and I still feel that way. Right now, it’s about keeping up that form and trying to help my team to win these big games coming up.’

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