What They're Saying: Gregg Berhalter

“It’s his way of saying what I’m trying to say: the outside stuff is not real. When you analyze the transfer fee, when you analyze who he’s replacing, when you analyze he’s the only guy they bought -- that’s not real. What’s real is this kid is in the Premier League, trying to make his name. That’s the only thing that counts. Frank knows all that stuff is all outside expectations; a narrative that’s been created.”

-- U.S. national team coach Gregg Berhalter on Chelsea manager Frank Lampard trying to protect Christian Pulisic from the media pressure on the 21-year-old American following his $73 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund, what he termed "unprecedented territory for an American player." (Guardian)
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