What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann

“We are not scared of them at all. We admire their players. This is now a special moment. I told the players yesterday before we started training, ‘This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity now.’ You got into the semifinal, you made yourself proud but now go for more. We are ready to bite, to fight, to chase them, to be all over them. If we repeat that and add a couple more percent to it, it’s going to be fun. ”

-- U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann on his team's matchup against Argentina in the Copa Centenario semifinals. (Washington Post)
4 comments about "What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann".
  1. Albert Harris, June 20, 2016 at 1:36 p.m.

    Bite?

  2. Daniel Clifton, June 20, 2016 at 3:48 p.m.

    Its probably his twisted second language English, but maybe we should change his nickname to: Sanchez.

  3. Wooden Ships replied, June 20, 2016 at 6:09 p.m.

    Suarez.

  4. Claus Fischer, June 20, 2016 at 6:34 p.m.

    Fun? Haha. This is all pure, brass knuckled hard core business with millions in wealth on the line (sponsorships, shoe deals, future matches, contracts, TV rights/revenues) -- with players and coaching staff white-knuckled tense over what might/could occur. Klinsmann will punch his ticket for at least the next decade as a potential coach (for other teams when he parts with the USA) if he can best Argentina on Tuesday night. Same for Andy Herzog and Tab Ramos. Eight or nine US players might find themselves gawking at the contract offers of a lifetime that they could never dream of just 4-5 weeks ago. Fun? Hardly. Not at this level. Not for FoxSports in the USA and hundreds upon hundreds of other people for whom this is a cutthroat business.

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