After beating Iran, Weston McKennie says the USMNT now has its own “SWAGGER”. World Cup knockout stage: He insists his young team of brothers’ loves ‘pressure.
After their thrilling victory over Iran, Weston McKennie spoke glowingly of the team’s spirit and unity.
Gregg Berhalter’s Team, who will face the Netherlands Saturday morning, has been awarded a place in Round 16 thanks to these three points.
“We have our style, our swagger,” McKennie said postgame FOX Sports.
Weston McKennie provided a wonderful cross-field pass for Sergino Dest, who set the goal.
“We each have our own style of play and connection. It’s what we did today.
It was almost an unmitigated catastrophe for the US, when Iran nearly fell on multiple occasions late in the game.
McKennie said, “At the ending, a heart-dropping moment, but we got it done, and we’re excited still to be here,”
On Tuesday night, the man from Juventus saluted USA support at the Al Thumama Stadium
This USA team has received a lot of attention and praise since it entered the tournament.
It was actually the 11 Americans on the field that spoke louder than their play.
“We wanted control over our own destiny. McKennie stated that McKennie knew they could manage it.
“And you guys can clearly see, we are — I don’t want to use a negative word, but we’re a really close bunch of guys, and we’re brothers.
“We love this kind of stuff.” We love the pressure and the excitement.
Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Weston McKennie celebrate the achievement of the only goal
Christian Pulisic, the star turn in the game, scored the only goal. However, it was at the cost of Chelsea’s winger who was substituted at halftime with an abdominal injury.
McKennie stated, “Obviously, we are very grateful that he threw him body there, but it is the truth is, we have 25 others guys outside of Christian who would do the exact same thing, I believe.”
“We know our goal, we know what to do, and we are willing to give everything.
“Unfortunately, he had no choice but to leave. You can see Christian’s stature, and the fact that he is putting his life on the line, which should give you an idea of the team’s value and how close they are.
Christian Pulisic plunged into the fire and eventually suffered an abdominal injury.