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Pulisic happy with ‘excellent performance’ against ‘strong’ Newcastle side

AC Milan winger Christian Pulisic believes the team had a ‘positive’ game against Newcastle United despite being unable to break the deadlock.

There is no doubting who were the more dominant side during the first game of the Champions League group stages, as Milan repeatedly knocked on the door but were denied by Nick Pope and some heroic blocks.

Milan had 25 shots to the six that their visitors managed, with nine of them being on target compared to just one for the Magpies which came right at the end of the game. They created four big chances to zero, with 52% possession and a 2.08 xG to 0.19.

Pulisic spoke to Sky after the game to try and reflect on what was a frustrating night for the team but a much better performance than the defeat to Inter on Saturday, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.

“Positive match, we shot a lot on goal but we weren’t able to score,” he said.

“It’s always difficult, you also have to know how to handle bad defeats. You’ve have another game to try prove your worth, to try to get another victory. It was an excellent performance today and we must continue like this.

“I’ve already faced Newcastle, they’re a strong team and it was a good match.”


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