In an exciting game where there was everything, the selection of United States defeated Mexico to win the League of Nations title. After the victory, the coach Gregg Berhalter He said he was “very happy” for having fulfilled the objective with this new golden generation.
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The coach admitted that winning the championship was an “important plus” for the next Gold Cup and the start of the qualifying phase for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
“Now we will surely arrive with more confidence and also as a more balanced team that can recover and overcome difficult situations,” he said. Berhalter. “More when it comes to a rivalry like the one that exists between both teams, which is always charged with intensity and passion on and off the pitch,” he added.
The North American coach also recalled that in his squad there is a new generation of young footballers who are beginning to earn their place. That is why he considered victory of great importance.
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” Young people must learn to win. This match was very difficult, it was a matter of planning the game, executing the plan, but also fighting. For the youngsters it was very important to win this match, they must get used to these results and the intensity of these matches, ” he commented.
Berhalter praised the great football that he presented as always Mexico. ” It was very difficult, but the boys have all the credit for what they accomplished. We had a champion team tonight. Now we must think ahead with greater enthusiasm and confidence, ” he said.
Message for the Mexican fans
As for the bad behavior of some Aztec fans in the stands, the coach described the actions as “embarrassing” and “disrespectful.”
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And is that USA scored the third goal thanks to the penalty Pulisic and the players went to celebrate near the stands. A real madness was quickly generated by the fans who began to throw glasses and bottles full of water that hit some footballers, including the striker Gio Reyna, which had already been replaced.
A fan also entered the field and, as is customary when he plays Mexico, the homophobic scream was heard against goalkeeper Ethan Horvath, forcing the Panamanian referee John Pitti to stop the game for several minutes.
” It was an embarrassing sight, disrespectful, but it could have been worse. This party is in tune with the heritage of the rivalry between Mexico and the United States. This is part of football, but you have to know how to behave on and off the field with sportsmanship. ” Berhalter.