Klinsmann: 'We'll have a tremendous 2017'

A day after he was fired, Jurgen Klinsmann took to Facebook, where he regularly answered questions of fans, to say thanks to fans and his players whose calls and texts of support had been very emotional. He reviewed his five and a half years in charge and looked ahead to 2017 and 2018.

"Hi everyone, thanks so much for taking the time to watch this quick message. I just simply want to say thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you for the amazing ride over the last five and a half years. It’s been an amazing experience. It’s been a huge, huge honor to lead the national team over that amount of time.

"We’ve had some amazing experiences together. 2012, a record year; 2013, another record year with winning the Gold Cup; 2014, getting out of the group of death against Ghana and Portugal in Brazil, with all of you down there. Then, obviously, 2015, a bit of a disappointment with the Gold Cup, but then 2016, we picked it up and we played an amazing, unforgettable Copa America this summer.

"It’s come to an end. Obviously, you’ve gotta respect that. I just want to say thank you so much, especially to our fans, the American Outlaws, which grew unbelievably over the last years, having chapters now all over the place, and getting bigger and bigger.

"A very, very special thank you I want to say to all of the players. The response from them yesterday when the news came out is overwhelming. All the text messages, all the calls I received from the players of support is very emotional for me, and I really, really appreciate it. I just wish them the best of luck.

"I was a 1,000 percent convinced we were gonna qualify for Russia 2018 after those two losses. It’s now down to a new coach, getting the job done, but I’m still convinced, you know, he will get and the team will get the job done. We’ll have a tremendous 2017, and then hopefully a tremendous World Cup in Russia.

"That being said, again, thanks so much for all of you. Hope to see you soon somewhere on a soccer field out there. Keep supporting your team. It’s your national team. You own that team. Push them in all the qualifiers now coming up to get all the points that we need in order to be in Russia 2018. See you soon. Thanks so much.
3 comments about "Klinsmann: 'We'll have a tremendous 2017'".
  1. Lonaka K, November 23, 2016 at 4:19 a.m.

    What a clay guy. Did not show any bitterness, I'm sure very disappointed. Good luck to you Jurgen moving fiorward.

  2. Joe Linzner, November 23, 2016 at 10:42 a.m.

    Vielen Dank Herr Klinsmann. Alles beste zu Deiner Zukunft!

  3. Gordon Holt, November 24, 2016 at 12:50 p.m.

    So when does Gulatti get his walking papers?

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