Pulisic could challenge Jorginho for Chelsea penalty duty next season.
After the UCL victory. There was another trophy for Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic, but this time on the international competition.
In the final of the CONCACAF Nations League pitting USA against Mexico. Pulisic scored a stunning match-winning penalty goal.
Pulisic was pulled down in the box by Carlos Salcedo. The American international kept calm and show his class from 12 yards and spark a colourful moment in the stadium.
He said after the match, as quoted by the Goal:
“I said I’m gonna go out swinging and I’m just going put this top bins and I did.”
Has Pulisic really put himself in contention to be Chelsea’s first-choice penalty taker next season?
Thomas Tuchel might possibly want to take into consideration prior to his penalty takers appointment. Tuchel had already admitted that Jorginho and Mason Mount are is his first choice penalty takers.
“So you get a good picture of who is capable and today it was Mason and Jorginho on the sheet: we put the two names and I said to Jorginho just before the match if he feels confident to take a penalty, and he said clearly yes,” Tuchel said after Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Tottenham where Jorginho scored from the spot.
“So we trusted him, but I did not discuss with him how to take it.”
Pulisic may eventually be another option emerged.
The Transfermarket has revealed Pulisic has a perfect penalty record from five taken in which four are for the the national team.