“If You Believe, You Can Do It”: Christian Pulisic Wants to Lead the USMNT to the World Cup Title in Qatar

Published 07/19/2022, 10:22 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 05: United States forward Christian Pulisic (10) dribbles the ball during a CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match between the United States and Canada on September 5, 2021 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The World Cup in Qatar is just months away, and the USMNT is ready for the tournament. They missed out on it in 2018, but Christian Pulisic and his team ensured that a situation like that never arose again. However, only time will tell if this young team can actually go on a deep run in the World Cup.

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Pulisic has been in great form for his country but has struggled with Chelsea. The USMNT aren’t a finished product either as Gregg Berhalter’s men still don’t have a reliable striker or a decisive number one to play in goal. As a result, the next few months are going to be vital for their prospects in the World Cup.

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Christian Pulisic wants to win the World Cup

However, despite the odds being stacked against them, the USMNT won’t give up. In an interview with FOX Sports, Pulisic revealed that the USMNT is confident and hungry. The Chelsea star added that the team is going in with the mentality of winning the World Cup in Qatar.

We’re by no means favourites going into the tournament, but we’re a confident team, and we’re a hungry team. We’re going to go in with the mentality and mindset of wanting to win the World Cup. We will go in and believe it. Because if you believe, I think you can do it,” he said.

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Pulisic’s goals for the USMNT

However, winning the World Cup is not Pulisic’s end goal, as the forward revealed why he loves to play football for his country. The USMNT captain said that he wants to grow the level of the sport in America and inspire the American youth. He also added that he wants to have a team that competes with the best.

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I want to grow the sport in his country to a level that no one could even believe by the time I’m done playing. I want to continue to inspire the youth, especially in America, and I want to have a team that’s going to grow and compete with the best in the world,” Pulisic added.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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