‘He’s a very good player’ – England boss warns England to be ready for this Chelsea star at the World Cup

England boss Gareth Southgate has warned England to be ready for Chelsea star Christian Pulisic at the World Cup.

England play the USA in their second World Cup fixture on November 25.

“He would probably feel he hasn’t got quite to where he wants to get to yet, I’d imagine,” the England boss told ESPN.

“But he’s a very good player and is a player when you’re looking at the opposition teamsheet is someone you’ve got to be aware of and got to be ready for.”

“I obviously watched him [Pulisic] a fair bit at Dortmund as we had Jadon Sancho there at the time,” Southgate added. “Then moving into Chelsea, I think that adaptation from the Bundesliga to the Premier League isn’t straightforward for a start.

“The level of the biggest games is similar if you’re playing Bayern Munich or [Red Bull] Leipzig but then when you drop down the league.

“There’s a big difference between the spending power in the bottom half of the Premier League where they can basically take players from some of the biggest clubs in Europe and the bottom half of most of the other leagues in Europe where that depth isn’t there.

“So, I think that takes some adjusting to not only the physical nature of our league but the intensity of every match.”