Christian Pulisic on 'dabbing' his first Bundesliga goal


USA international Christian Pulisic played a starring role in Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 win over Hamburger SV, scoring his first Bundesliga goal at the tender age of 17 years and seven months.

After the game, the delighted teenager shared his thoughts on an incredible achievement.

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Question: Christian Pulisic, congratulations on your first goal! What went through your mind?

Christian Pulisic: I didn’t know what to think to be honest. I was just focused on my celebration. I was so excited to finally get my first goal in the Bundesliga. It was just amazing.

Question: What kind of celebration was it? You waved your hands to the left and right..

Pulisic: Yeah it’s called dabbing. It’s just a little celebration that I have from my American roots. It’s just a dance, that’s all you need to know!

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Question: You made your second start in a row…

Pulisic: Yeah, I was very excited. I started against Schalke and then again today so I’m just doing whatever I can to help the team win.

Question: What did the coach tell you?

Pulisic: Just to go out there and give it my best, which is what I tried to do today.

Question: You were certainly successful!

Pulisic: Well, thank you very much!

Question: Things weren’t that fluid at the start. Why was that?

Pulisic: It was difficult for us to break through their lines at the beginning. They played well but once we got that first strike, our confidence went up and the play just flowed better.

Infographic: All you need to know about Christian Pulisic

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