Pulisic wants to hit the ground running

The winger is also seeing what he has been missing out on in previous pre-seasons, enjoying meeting up with his team-mates again, even if he admits it feels a bit weird to be back to business as usual and preparing for a new campaign so soon after that incredible night in Porto less than two months ago.

‘It’s great to be back and see the guys again and getting ready for a new season. In a way it is a bit surreal, it’s starting to feel like, just straight back to work, that kind of feeling, almost like it never happened. But it’s great to be back and see the guys again and be getting ready for a new season.

‘It’s been really good so far. I think it’s been a good start, I’m starting to feel fit again and ready to go and I think the team’s looking good. It’s been just what we need, we can just focus on what we need to do to get ready for the start of the season.

‘We had the game against Peterborough as well, so we started really well by getting a win, and it was a very strong performance as well.’