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The wonderkid from America. Making a name for himself in Germany. Donning the yellow of Borussia Dortmund whilst scoring and setting up goals in Nike Mercurial. Christian Pulisic is his name and has now made his moved to Chelsea FC. London awaits. The Premier League awaits. We caught up with Pulisic in London to chat all things Mercurial and life in football.

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Pro:Direct: Mercurial is such an iconic boot for Nike, what do you think of when you think Mercurial?

CP: For me, it’s like it’s my boot. I’ve worn it my whole life. I couldn’t see myself changing. Obviously seeing some of the players who have worn Mercurial, Ronaldo R9, Ronaldo, it’s very special to me.

Pro:Direct: We looked online and you really have been wearing Mercurial since Day 1. Why was it the right boot for you?

CP: I always wanted to be fast and I wanted my boots to be light on my foot. Ever since I tried Mercurial for the first time, I knew it was the right boot for me. I’ve never wanted to change, and I’ve kept it that way since.

Pro:Direct: Can you remember the first pair of Mercurial’s you had?

CP: Hmm, I remember a white/grey/red pair. They were one of the first pairs I ever had.

Pro:Direct: And your favourite Mercurial?

CP: I think there was a lime green pair I had when I scored my first Champions League goal, and I think my first Bundesliga goal. I had a good run in that pair.

Pro:Direct: You’ve obviously got so many great memories wearing Mercurial, do you keep any of those special pairs?

CP: Absolutely, I have some of my favourite pairs, and some ones that I had some special moments in. I keep those around, keep some in my house and some of my family will keep them. So yeah, I like to keep them. Good memories.

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Pro:Direct: Are you superstitious when it comes to your boots?

CP: I wouldn’t say I’m superstitious. As long as I’ve got Mercurials on my feet I’m happy!

Pro:Direct: So the new Mercurial is coming. What’s it like when Nike call you up and say “Hey Christian, we’ve got something new to show you”…

CP: Exciting, I’m always excited when I see new boots, I’m like a little kid. That will never change. To see the new colourways, new boots, it’s always exciting to me.

Pro:Direct: Tell us, how does that work? How long will you train in the new Mercurial before we see it in game?

CP: I’m so used to Mercurial’s now that I would just wear them straight out the box! But usually I get them a few days before and wear them in training, and then if I’m feeling good you will see them in game.

Pro:Direct: We’ve just seen the new Mercurial for next season, what are you first thoughts on the upgrades?

CP: It’s amazing as always. What Nike does is just incredible! I’m super excited to wear it and get it on my foot.

Pro:Direct: New boots. New League. New Season. How exciting is that?

CP: I’m thrilled, super exciting for what’s ahead. I think it’s going to be awesome and a great change for me and I’m ready for the challenge.

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Pro:Direct: And finally, what can we expect from Christian Pulisic in the Premier League?

CP: You’re going to get a guy who’s going to come right in and give everything he has. He wants to help his team and I’m going to go in with a good attitude to be a team player, but I also want to show my skills.

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