Christian Pulisic celebrates with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during Borussia Dortmund's 6-1 rout over Gladbach on Saturday. - © © imago / DeFodi
Christian Pulisic celebrates with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during Borussia Dortmund's 6-1 rout over Gladbach on Saturday. - © © imago / DeFodi

Christian Pulisic insists Borussia Dortmund "can still get better"

As statements of intent go, Borussia Dortmund's 6-1 battering of Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday will take some beating, yet Christian Pulisic gave it his best shot after the final whistle by claiming more is still to come from BVB.

The USA international, who only recently turned 19, was in sparkling form in the victory, catching the eye with a number of mazy runs and dovetailing effortlessly with fellow attackers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Maximilian Philipp

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"Of course it's a lot of fun when you score so many goals and the team is playing so well," he said afterwards. "I think it starts with the back line and the goalkeeper just giving us so much confidence right now. That means we can go out and do what we do and obviously the goals are flowing."

That is one way of putting it. Dortmund have scored 14 in their last three league games alone over the past week, taking their tally for the season to 19 in six outings so far. Two points clear of second-placed Hoffenheim and three ahead of defending champions Bayern Munich, spirits are understandably high among those of a Black-and-Yellow persuasion.

"We have a lot of good players so we know that anyone we put on the field is going to do a good job and that's what's happening at the moment," Pulisic continued. "We feel really good right now. We're confident and we'll take it from there."

Head coach Peter Bosz is less than three months into his new job and has insisted on several occasions that it will take time for his charges to adapt to his methods and ideas. And although there was little evidence of any misunderstandings at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday, Pulisic agreed with his boss: "We're still improving, we're still getting better. I think we still have a long way to go. If we continue to improve, we can show we can be this dominant and that's what we want."

Die Schwarzgelben have the next opportunity to do so in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday when they host reigning continental kings Real Madrid. "We're excited for it," Pulisic said. "It's a challenge for us. We didn't have a good start in the Champions League [a 3-1 defeat away to Tottenham Hotpsur on Matchday 1] so there's more pressure to have a better result the next time. But we still feel confident and we're ready to go. It's really important to have this self-belief ahead of facing Real Madrid."

Playing against Cristiano Ronaldo and Co is nothing new for Pulisic, who featured in both of the teams' group stage meetings last season, and even set up Andre Schürrle for a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw at home.

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