MICHAEL ADUBATO - Monday, September 5, 2011
On the eve of the USA's contest against a very strong Belgian team, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann commented on what the USA is trying to do in terms of trying to discover their own style.
"We're trying to develop a style of play that suits these guys, that they identify with and feel comfortable with," the German stated at the team's press conference.
"Obviously me, being a striker not a defender, I love to go the more attacking route, but we need to work at both ends. We have to implement, piece by piece, a style of play that suits our strengths."
"We have very talented players as well, like the Belgians have, like Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey, midfielders who know how to play the game. They can play anywhere in the world."
The coach was also speaking optimistically about the new up and coming players as well.
"Then we have some young players coming through the ranks that we'll see now in the next couple of months."
"With the experience that certain players bring I think that we can, step by step, mold together a style that the people in the US love to watch."
Tuesday, however, will be the acid test for the new US team boss as he looks to secure his first victory after a Mexican draw and the Costa Rica loss.
"From a learning curve perspective [the Costa Rica game] was good; positive. It will be really good to see how the team performs against a really good quality team like Belgium."