Friday, November 8, 2019
This game was crazy.
Christian Pulisic hailed Chelsea's 'crazy' comeback against Ajax as his side fought back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4, although the American midfielder said he was disappointed that the Blues didn't go on to win on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old has already been a part of some wild matches, recalling losing a 4-0 lead with Borussia Dortmund in a match at home to rivals Schalke in 2017 as his side settled for a 4-4 draw.
This time the U.S. men's national team star was on the right end of the result as goals from Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho and Reece James hauled Chelsea back to earn a valuable point. Pulisic is happy with his side's fighting spirit but he admits that Chelsea were keen to score the fifth against nine men.
"Definitely. I’ve been in some wild games before," Pulisic told reporters at Stamford Bridge. "I remember being up 4-0 in Dortmund and tying 4-4. I don’t want to talk about that... This game was crazy.
"Experiences help for sure. Being at some point bad and now being on the other end of it is special. You could see when the team put them under pressure like that it’s just not easy. Of course, I enjoy the game every time I’m out on the pitch.
"It’s kind of mixed after a game like that, being down like that, you’d think a draw would be an unbelievable result but it’s almost that feeling where we wanted more. We scored a winner and it was taken back so it was tough.
"It shows just how much fight this team has, even being down 3-1 and then it went to 4-1, it’s crazy. To think we were still able to come back says a lot about our team. In the half time, we said we were never going to give up, we can go out and win this game. We showed a lot of fight and came back."
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