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The Bayer Leverkusen boss feels the U.S. international has the right qualities to do well in the Premier League following his move to Stamford Bridge
Peter Bosz’s time as Borussia Dortmund manager lasted just half a season back in 2017, but that was long enough to leave the Dutch manager with a good impression of U.S. national team star and new Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic.
Bosz coached Pulisic during his time with the current Bundesliga champions having joined the club after earning plaudits for guiding a young Ajax side to the Europa League final.
The 55-year-old’s time at Westfalenstadion coincided with a difficult period of time for Pulisic, who endured the U.S. national team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup in October of 2017.
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Despite that, Pulisic was a regular starter for Dortmund under Bosz, though a disappointing Champions League group stage elimination and an eight-match winless run eventually led to Bosz’s firing and the hiring of Peter Stoger.
Since then Pulisic has dropped down the pecking order at Dortmund, and has since been snapped up by Chelsea in a deal worth $73 million (£58m), though he will spend the remainder of the season back on loan with Lucien Favre’s team.
And Bosz, who is preparing to make his return to Bundesliga as manager of Bayer Leverkusen sang the praises of the 20-year-old, believing he has all the attributes to be a success in the English game.
“I think I understand the move to Chelsea” Bosz told Goal in an exclusive interview. “[The] Premier League is different. You’ve got to be physically strong, and he is, so we’ll see.
“Chelsea’s not easy because a lot of good players are there, but I think [Pulisic] has the quality to be successful at Chelsea.

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