Klinsmann before opener: “I booked my flight for after the final”
There’s been a whole lot of hullabaloo over Jurgen Klinsmann’s comments that winning the World Cup is “unrealistic” for his United States squad.
So if many outlets are going to talk about his comments without including the subsequent, “the sky is the limit” if they get out of Group G line, then we should probably give equal time to his comments from the eve of Monday night’s 6pm ET opener against Ghana.
The comments were among many hopeful quotes from the US head coach and his players as they prepare to open their World Cup this evening at the Arenas das Dunas in Natal.
With CONCACAF off to a solid start in the tournament -- the confederation is 2-1 with Honduras’ 10-man loss to France the blemish on Costa Rica and Mexico’s impressive wins -- the States will be looking to bring more good vibes to the continent.
And maybe we can stop pretending Klinsmann’s telling his guys they are going to lose and might as well just get hammered before the matches even begin?