USA and Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has revealed that he is trying his best to make sure that he plays for his country against the Netherlands.
Pulisic picked up an injury in the United States’ game against Iran and that made him a doubt for the Round of 16 tie against the Netherlands, which takes place on Saturday.
According to a U.S. Soccer Federation spokesperson, Pulisic is suffering from pelvic contusion and in the press conference before the Round of 16 clash, the American spoke to reporters about his situation.
He stated: “I’m going to go meet now with the team medical staff and make a decision on [training] today, just kind of see how I’m feeling, taking it day by day. Right now I’m doing everything in my power to be able to be out there on the field on Saturday.”
The Chelsea man also spoke about the nature of injury and how he picked it up, saying: “It was very painful. That bone is there for a reason to protect you; I hit it well. It was sore, but it’s getting better.”