"I played one year of competitive basketball, actually".
Over the last two years, Pulisic has gone on to establish himself as a key member of the first-team squad at Westfalenstadion, although his performances have taken a hit of late. Many in the US compare him to Neymar and Lionel Messi. "Now that I've kind of got there, I try to set smaller, short-term goals for myself. A lot of countries do". He said, "I am playing every week in the Bundesliga, in the Champions League, against top teams. This is a real sign of quality". I think that has allowed me to have some success with the national team individually.
However, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho also likes the player very much, and he would reportedly do anything in his power to beat Liverpool in this race. I try to work on them throughout the week. Well, not luckily, but you know what I mean.
"I was running but I didn't get the timing right". They are not being mean or anything. "It is! I can jump high, I can dunk - nobody really believes that I can".
But having moved to Dortmund aged 16 from his native Pennsylvania, the attacking midfielder also stressed that U.S. should learn from Germany's systematic development of young players.
In January 2018, news broke that Premier League clubs Manchester United and Liverpool are preparing to make bids for Pulisic during the Summer 2018 transfer window.
In that vein United see him as another Paul Pogba.
Still, Pulisic has the upside to become the most talented and productive player in USMNT history, as least to this point.
"We have a long way to go", he said. "Obviously I support wherever he is". We want to have kids really wanting to play the sport.
As he breaks away from a gaggle of Borussia Dortmund players flooding out of a post-dinner team meeting, Christian Pulisic looks almost a little embarrassed by the prospect of being put under the spotlight.