US National men’s team coach Jurgen Klinsmann is excited about his team’s match against France, and hopes it will show the world just how far the USA have come on the soccer stage.
Klinsmann’s team face France in a friendly match at the Stade de France in Paris on Friday, and Jurgen is quietly confident that his team can put in a good perfomance – even if they are playing the former World Champions on their home turf! It will be the German’s fifth game in charge of the side, and whilst the team haven’t quite managed to perform as well as he had hoped, they are slowly getting there.
“It’s really a very exciting match for us to play. We should get used to playing against such good teams. We’re in the process of restructuring the national team by introducing lots of young players, so this will be a great occasion and test for them. We’re in a bit of a transitional period and taking on France is a marvellous opportunity for us to learn.
“We may not be at the top level just yet, but we are very ambitious. We’re not coming just to learn, but to be competitive. It should be a great game.”