U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has revealed how he ensured his men got a deserved 2-1 victory against Nigeria on Saturday at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
Klinsmann said he and his men took over 20 minutes to understand the Eagles and once they did,they devised a means that gave them the victory.
“The game was as difficult as expected, especially the first 25 minutes. Both teams were grinding each other out like we will see a lot a few days from now in Brazil.
The midfield battles will go all over the field. Every team will be as compact as possible. You won’t see many changes in the first half now, for sure.” he said and revealed the in-game adjustments he later made.
“It took us a while to get into the game because we couldn’t keep the ball, the first 20 or 25 minutes, long enough to play out the situation and switch sides. Once we understood to make the field wider, to stretch it, we looked better. We started to have a better flow, better combinations. We started to play more simple.”