The USMNT captain was one of several heroes in the CONCACAF Nations League final that beat Mexico.
Christian Pulisic said Sunday’s CONCACAF Nations League victory in Mexico was the perfect way to end his season as the Chelsea star lifted the trophy just eight days after winning the Champions League.
Pulisic’s second-half extra-time winner scored a penalty as the United States defeated Mexico 3-2 to claim the final.
As captain, Pulisic was able to lift his first international trophy after a more turbulent game in the history of the tournament.
What did Pulisic say?
“It really was the perfect ending to the year,” he said. CBS After the game. “I̵7;m very proud. I’m very proud of this group. And we need everyone today. And it was an amazing show.”
He added: “We are very proud and we still have a long way to go. But we are happy with this.”
‘I said I’m going to put the trash on top of this.’
Pulisic’s big moment came in the 114th minute with a 2-2 scoreline after separating the two Mexican defenders by running into the penalty area. Chelsea’s star was also dragged down. Encourage a review of VAR
During the VAR review, Mexico’s boss Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino. expelled from the field and after a long delay He was eventually awarded a penalty.
Even if it’s too late Pulisic was unmoved as he smashed the penalty into the top right corner past Mexico’s hero Guillermo Ochoa in the penalty shootout over Costa Rica on Thursday.
“I said I would go out and play swing. And I’m going to put this trash on top,” he said after the game.
immediately after shooting Pulisic then flew to the corner flag to celebrate with his teammates. take off the shirt in the process Once there, the USMNT was thrown with missiles from fans joined by Pulisic moving towards the crowd.
Pulisic’s goal was not the last hero of the day. Because reserve goalkeeper Ethan Horvath has proven to be a real hero.
Entering the game in the second half as a replacement for Zach Steffen, Horvath made several key saves with none greater than his 120th-minute penalty stop as he pushed what was likely. Equalizer from Andres Guardado to seal USMNT victory
“I knew he would save it,” Pulisic said. “I was very confident in him. He did a great penalty and I know that, so I’m confident.”