Christian Pulisic began working with Milan and his work in winning Turin was widely acclaimed in the Italian press.
The 24-year-old American striker joined the Rossoneri from Chelsea last month in a deal worth around €20m, adding an interesting and sought-after asset to Stefano Pioli’s team.
Pulisic impressed on his debut for Milan, scoring the second goal in a 2-0 win over Bologna, and did not disappoint in the second leg to thrill Rossoneri fans.
The American striker shone at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, scoring the first goal, completing 25 of 26 passes and winning three games on the court, earning press praise.
La Gazzetta dello Sport summed up Pulisic’s start at Milan, praising his immediate impact and his ability to work with new teammates, writing: “He won’t be advertised in gyms, but he dominates in technique and speed.” He started and closed the first goal released by Leao in a duet with Giroud. Super.
“Two goals in two matches, if he didn’t convince in friendlies, then now … And to think that he also plays a role that he does not really like.”
Corriere dello Sport was also impressed with the 24-year-old American striker, noting: “He is a real big signing for AC Milan this summer. Added value for Pioli”.
TMW suggested that Pulisic got off to a great start at the Rossoneri, writing: “There couldn’t be a better result in Serie A for an American track-artist: two games, two goals, already a team player. His teammates are looking for him, he sacrifices himself and paints football.”
Ratings of Pulisic in the Italian press:
Gazetta dello Sport: 7.5
Tuto sports: 7
Corriere dello Sport: 7.5
Corriere della Sera: 7.5