The American international tasted the last FA Cup trophy with the Blues, but is also a Champions League and Nations League winner
Chelsea star Christian Pulisic admits winning becomes an ‘addictive feeling’, while the American internationally is eager to get more silverware at club and country after putting his last grief behind him.
Two FA Cup finals in so many years have yielded nothing but silver medals for the Blues, with Wembley being an unlucky hunting ground.
However, Pulisic can look back with love on the final stages of 2020-21, while helping his club win the Champions League – he becomes the first man from his country to enjoy the special European showpiece in the process – before then inspires the USMNT to a triumph of CONCACAF Nations League.
What was said?
After getting a taste of great silverware, Pulisic said CBS Sport : “The end of the season is just a time I will never forget.
‘I mean, halfway through the season if you were to tell [the Chelsea squad] that we could hardly believe we were winning the Champions League.
‘But the work we did, the change in the team and how we all came together, it means so much more at the end of the season. It was just something we will share with each other forever.
“It was such a special experience, and going forward with the national team and getting my first trophy from them was also incredible.
‘There were finals [Chelsea] lost the last few years and it causes you to no longer want the feeling.
“And now winning, it’s definitely an addictive feeling. And that’s exactly what we want to go for. We just want to keep winning titles.”
How many trophies could Chelsea win in 2021-22?
Pulisic will have many opportunities to win trophies in 2021-22, with Chelsea adding two more awards to an ambitious goal list.
The Premier League title remains the ultimate goal for everyone in English football, with the Blues’ last success there under Antonio Conte in 2016-17.
It could be Happy Third time for Pulisic and Co in the FA Cup this season, while Thomas Tuchel takes the Carabao Cup seriously.
It will not be easy to defend a crown in the Champions League, but Chelsea will not give up the iconic silverware without a fight.
Success on the road last quarter also means that the Blues will be involved in the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021, while a meeting with Villarreal on Wednesday offers a chance at the UEFA Super Cup.