‘Best believe I’ll be ready’ – Chelsea star declares

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Chelsea star and USA international Christian Pulisic has vowed to be get fit for the USA’s World Cup round of 16 tie against the Netherlands after getting injured against Iran.

Pulisic scored the winner as USA beat Iran to progress to the last-16 but injured himself in the process of scoring the goal.

Pulisic had to be substituted and was taken to hospital for checks.

Pulisic’s teammate Weston McKennie has since confirmed that he is doing well and should be fit to take to the pitch on Saturday against the Netherlands.

“I sent him a text and checked on him, and he said, ‘Best believe I’ll be ready on Saturday,” said McKennie.

“Obviously we’re very thankful that he threw his body there. At the end it was a heart-drop sinking moment, but we got it done and we’re excited to still be here.”