December 5, 2022

‘Let’s change the way in which the world views American soccer’: Yunus Musah offers a rallying cry forward of USA’s World Cup recreation towards England… though he may have been lining up AGAINST USMNT if it wasn’t for Gregg Berhalter

Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah believes his USA workforce can propel the fame of US soccer to a brand new stage on the World Cup in Qatar.

The 19-year-old’s bold phrases come because the USMNT face an important recreation towards England. Victory would do exactly need Musah is aiming for however defeat would go away the workforce of the brink of being knocked out of the match on the group stage.

Chatting with BBC Sport, Musah stated: ‘Certainly one of our targets as a bunch is to alter the way in which the world views American soccer. Now now we have the chance to do this on the World Cup.

Yunus Musah is able to present the world simply how good the usual of American soccer is

Musah and USA meet England in the World Cup on Friday after starting with a 1-1 tie vs Wales

Musah and USA meet England within the World Cup on Friday after beginning with a 1-1 tie vs Wales

‘We’re so bold. We need to go all the way in which. We’re pondering recreation by recreation. Taking it like that, the subsequent factor you understand you’re additional down the competitors.

‘That’s what I feel we must always do, though I’ve by no means been in a World Cup earlier than. Gregg (Berhalter) has performed in two World Cups – he’s a supervisor that is aware of and I belief him.’

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Musah performed for England at youth stage – making 30 appearances throughout varied groups – and he signed for Spanish workforce Valencia from English facet Arsenal when he was 16.

In November 2020, after holding talks with Berhalter, Musah selected to signify the USA at youth stage. 

‘I’m each actually – English and American,’ Musah stated. ‘I had a good time at England. I cherished each time, had a variety of camps, nice folks and every part.

Musah (left) was a youth player at Arsenal and could have become an England international

Musah (left) was a youth participant at Arsenal and will have develop into an England worldwide 

‘It got here to some extent the place I used to be enjoying within the first workforce [at Valencia] and enjoying within the under-19s once I went to the nationwide workforce.

‘Gregg referred to as me and instructed me concerning the mission with the US. He instructed me how a lot he needed me within the workforce and I used to be simply 17 on the time. For a first-team supervisor to need me that badly actually helped my resolution.’

Musah will possible begin for USA alongside Weston McKennie of Juventus and workforce captain Tyler Adams of Leeds.