Christian Pulisic, a Chelsea winger, revealed which football player he looked up to as he grew up and suggested who he would love to line up alongside at Chelsea if the chance was granted.
As part of the ongoing Footballing Firsts sequence, the American spoke exclusively with the official Chelsea app, The 5th Stand, and confirmed that Luis Figo was his childhood idol, so much so that he even coined his surname as a nickname, thanks to his friend.
‘Probably it was Luis Figo who was my first inspiration in football,’ Christian explained to The 5th Stand. ‘He is something I have been looking for since I was younger.
‘The first uniform I purchased was a Luis Figo jersey and I recall wearing it when I was playing football back in the basement of Hershey with my friend.
Forward was also asked who he would want to play with at Chelsea if he had the opportunity.
’What a difficult thing, man! ’said Pulisic.
‘I think Figo was my favorite childhood star, but I’d certainly have [Lionel] Messi on my side. May I choose both?
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