The head coach of the USA national football team, Jurgen Klinsmann, is disappointed about the fact that his first choice goalkeeper Tim Howard will not be able to play in the upcoming world cup qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico because of injury.
But, he also said that he has full faith in the abilities of the second choice goalkeeper Brad Guzan and he is backing him to do well in the upcoming matches. (more…)
The United States national team recently put in one of their worst performances under the manager Jurgen Klinsmann in the recent 2-1 defeat at the hands of Honduras. After the match, the former Germany manager said his tributes to the excellent Honduras performance, while also criticising his players as well. Klinsmann said that his players were unable to find the passing flow. He also said that being unable to hold the ball and combine well enough were also the reasons for the defeat. As a result of this defeat, United States are now without a victory in the last three matches.
Even though they were unable to win the previous friendly matches against Russia and Canada, they would have been hoping to win this important World Cup qualifying match. However, this defeat has raised the significance of the two important World Cup qualifying matches that will take place in the month of March – against Costa Rica and Mexico. Klinsmann will be under great pressure ahead of this match having already lost to Mexico only recently. The United States actually managed to take the lead through the former Fulham striker Clint Dempsey. However, two goals from Honduras on either side of the break meant that they were able to take the lead and subsequently win the match.
“We didn’t find our passing flow. We didn’t combine well enough, we didn’t hold the ball well enough. They were very good today. It was a good game by them, and you have to give them credit. You have to give Honduras lots of compliments today. They did what they needed to do and scored a fantastic goal. We knew coming here it was going to be a difficult game and it was. It is a stretch of 10 games,” said Klinsmann after the match.
The World Cup qualifying match played between Germany and Sweden at Olympiastadion on Tuesday has ended in the form of a draw. Both the teams scored 4 goals each. The result of the match didn’t have any effect on the position of Germany in the Group C points table. Germany is still at the no. 1 position in the Group C points table with 10 points in 4 matches.
At one point of time, the German team was ahead by 4-0 and was cruising towards an easy victory. But, the Swedish players made a fantastic comeback in the match and scored 4 goals in a space of half an hour to stop Germany from winning the match. The equaliser was scored in the third minute of the injury time by Rasmus Elm.
The German team was playing on its home soil and a huge crowd turned up in the support of the home team. The German team was off to a blistering start and the score was 3-0 in the favour of Germany at the half time break. The lead of Germany was further enhanced in the 56th minute of the match by Mesut Ozil, but, after that, the German team lost the plot all of a sudden. The Swedish team counter attacked and managed to grab one point eventually.
Miroslav Klose scored two goals for Germany, while, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil scored one goal each. On the other hand, for Sweden, the goal scorers were Zlatan Ibrahimovic, M.Lustig, Johan Elmander and Rasmus Elm.
This was the third match for Sweden in the tournament. The Swedish team had won its previous two games, but, in this game, the team hasn’t managed to secure all the three points. The Swedish team is currently placed at no. 2 in the Group C points table with 7 points in 3 matches.
The German team will play its next World Cup qualifying match against Kazakhstan, while, Sweden will take on the Republic of Ireland in its next match.
The coach of the United States national team, Jurgen Klinsmann has said that he is confident that either Manchester city or Borussia Dortmund can win their respective Champions League groups. Both Manchester city and the German champions Borussia Dortmund find themselves in a difficult group containing the likes of Real Madrid and Ajax as well. Many have labelled this is the group of death because it contains the champions from all major countries like Spain, England, Germany, and Holland. Despite this competition, the USA national team coach is confident that Manchester city and Dortmund have enough quality within the squad to progress to the last 16 stage.
Dortmund come into the second consecutive Champions League campaign with a difficult group stage draw, despite the fact that they have come into the competition as the champions of Germany. Manchester City also had a difficult draw last time around, but facing the likes of Real Madrid and Ajax is going to be real tough for the English champions according to Klinsmann. Yet, he believes that Manchester city are far superior when compared with Real Madrid and Ajax. Klinsmann says that Real Madrid are more dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo while the English Champions are not.
“English champions Manchester City or Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund are teams to be reckoned with. They could cause a surprise and win the Champions League. The most important thing in the Champions League is that you hit top form at the right moment. For example, I believe that Manchester City are a better team than Chelsea. As for Dortmund, they have to realize that the Champions League is something completely different than the Bundesliga,” said Klinsmann. He even went as far as saying that Manchester City can even win the Champions League title this time around.
Jurgen Klinsmann has announced the USA squad for a friendly match against Mexico on 15th of August. There are 23 players in the squad. There are some new faces in the squad including Matt Besler and Steven Beitashour. These two players might get a chance to play their first match for USA on Wednesday. Some experienced players like Jermaine Jones and Landon Donovan have retained their place in the side. Clint Dempsey has not been included in the squad and this is a big surprise. Dempsey has been a superstar for USA since the last few years and his exclusion from the squad was not expected. But, it seems that Klinsmann wants to try out some young players. So, he decided to sideline Dempsey for this match.
There are three goal keepers in the side including Nick Rimando, Tim Howard and Sean Johnson. The Mexico team has performed brilliantly in the Olympics and won the Gold medal by defeating Brazil in the final. So, it would not be easy for the American players to compete against a confident Mexico team. On the other hand, the performance of the USA national team has not been good in the recent times. The USA team wasn’t able to qualify for the London Olympics.
On being asked about the chances of USA in the upcoming match, Klinsmann said that the players of Mexico are in fine form at the moment and on top of that, they would be playing on their home soil. So, it would be tough for the USA team to win the match. But, if the USA players play up to their potential, they might pull off an upset. On being asked about Dempsey’s exclusion from the squad, Klinsmann said that Dempsey has been a great player for USA over the years. But, it is very important to build a team for the future. So, Dempsey has been rested and some youngsters are included in the side.
The former Germany national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has said that the criticism against the current manager Joachim Loew is extremely wrong. Joachim Loew took over from Jurgen Klinsmann after the former Bayern Munich player decided to step down following the end of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He is currently the national team manager of the United States national team. He has said that Joachim Loew should be praised for the work he has done since taking over from him. He has managed to guide Germany to the semifinals and finals of major competitions, although he has not been able to win any one of them.
This has meant that Germany has been criticised in various quarters for not having the winning mentality, but Jurgen Klinsmann has said that the team will improve in the next World Cup. The current German national team underwent a radical change when Klinsmann was in charge of the team. A number of youngsters were introduced into the team in the hope of making Germany strong once again. Klinsmann reckons that the team will improve once these youngsters get more experience under their belt. Even at the Euro 2012, the German national team was the one with the least average age.
“Joachim Low does not give up, that I am sure of. He made the semi-finals with a team that has so much room to grow. They went out to a very strong Italian side. This team hasn’t fulfilled their potential yet and they still have a lot of room to develop. They were the youngest team at the tournament and now even more young players are coming into the team. There is no guarantee for victory,” said Klinsmann in an interview given to the Stuttgarter Nachrichten. Germany were defeated by Italy in the semifinals of the Euro 2012.
The United States national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has said that he will not be returning to Tottenham as the manager. Jurgen Klinsmann is regarded as one of the fans favourite at the White Hart Lane. Tottenham recently sacked their manager Harry Redknapp after he fell out with chairman Daniel Levy. The future of Harry Redknapp has been under major scrutiny in the last few weeks when it emerged that he has had a major bust up with chairman Daniel Levy. Even though Redknapp has denied the speculation, he recently left the post as the manager after four years in charge.
Harry Redknapp took over at Tottenham when they were in the relegation zone, but has guided them to two fourth place finishes in the Premier league. Tottenham qualified for the Champions League for the first time under Harry Redknapp, but they failed to do so this season due to the victory for Chelsea in the final against Bayern Munich. As a result, Tottenham have to play in the Europa league. More than the prospect of playing in the second grade European competition, Daniel Levy is thought to be extremely furious at the way Tottenham threw a 10 point advantage in the league.
‘It just isn’t a realistic proposition for Jurgen at the moment. He has very fond memories of his time at White Hart Lane and needs no reminding that it is a big job. He has the utmost respect for Tottenham. But the timing isn’t right. He has no thoughts of leaving the post he has at the moment and is totally committed to leading the United States into the next World Cup,’ said Jurgen Klinsmann’s spokesman Roland Eitel. The former Tottenham player has emerged as one of the favourites to succeed Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane.
Former Germany national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has said that he expects the United States national team to get a massive boost from his experience of having managed the top players in the world. He has said that his experience of having played against some of the best players in the world both for the club and country will help the players of the United States national team to be much better in the future. Klinsmann oversaw a famous 1-0 defeat of Italy recently. The former German manager is expected to make a big impact for the country by the time the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off.
Klinsmann has said that he will probably sing the German national anthem if there was a match between the two national teams because of the fact that he has not forgotten his roots. There was a recent report suggesting that Klinsmann was looking to impart the German tendency within the United States players, which has been criticised in some quarters. However, Klinsmann has rejected such rumours by saying that he is looking to bring the national team up to the level of the European and South American standards.
“It would be difficult for me in such a moment not to sing the German national anthem. I do that automatically. I always sang along as a player and as a trainer. Why shouldn’t I do it in such a situation? It doesn’t necessarily have to do with the game. My long-term goal is to make US football so strong that at some point we can be measured against the greatest teams,” Klinsmann said in a recent interview. The manager also said that he is looking to utilise the vast amount of talent amongst the players with Hispanic ethnicity for the national team.
The United States national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has said that the younger American players should be working hard in order to get some game time at the senior level. The former Bayern Munich manager was speaking on the occasion of the horrible Under 23 result, which left the German with more questions than answers.
In order to prove his point, Jurgen Klinsmann pointed out to a number of players including the likes of Daniel Sturridge at Chelsea. Klinsmann said that players are not realising the fact that they need to fight in order to earn a place in the squad.
Klinsmann also said that Juan Agudelo approached him a year ago with the request of more game time, but the German replied that the youngster should be working hard in order to reward himself with more game time. Juan Agudelo is finding it difficult to get regular playing time at the New York Red Bulls due to the presence of high profile players like Henry. Klinsmann pointed out to the situation faced by Daniel Sturridge at Chelsea. Even though he is surrounded by high quality players, he still has managed to find himself regularly in the starting line-up.
The United States national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has said that he is not looking at the possibility of replacing Harry Redknapp at Tottenham. Jurgen Klinsmann recently took over as the national team manager of the United States from Bob Bradley. He has been doing an excellent job with the team, as he recently guided them to a 1-0 win over 2006 World Champion’s Italy. Now, Harry Redknapp has been linked with the England managerial job after the resignation of Fabio Capello. Harry Redknapp has been able to guide Tottenham to the Champions League once in the last three seasons, while they are on course to finish in the top four this season as well.
However, ever since the speculation regarding the future of Harry Redknapp started, Tottenham have not been playing well in the league. Hence, it is thought that the board of Tottenham are looking to arrive at a swift decision regarding the future of Harry Redknapp. Jurgen Klinsmann has been spoken about as one of the ideal candidates for the Tottenham job given his experience of the England club during his playing days. However, the USA national team manager has ruled out the possibility of him joining Tottenham in the near future saying that he is committed to his current job.
“It’s just a wonderful club. But I am extremely proud and privileged to be US national team coach. opefully we will have, after qualification, a great World Cup in Brazil. Then, in soccer, just like in any other environment, you never know what will happen,” Klinsmann said in an interview given to the British tabloid paper. Klinsmann, though, has not been successful at club level after his poor spell with Bayern Munich a few seasons ago. However, he has been extremely successful in the international scene.