USA captain and Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams stated that “We could show that we can hang with some of the best teams in the world” despite his country’s 3-1 loss to the Netherlands on Saturday.
“A game like that comes down to the margins, obviously, and when you play a team with so much quality like that and you give them three, four chances, they’re going to put three or four away. And for us, I’m super proud of the boys today.”
When asked about the result, USA coach Gregg Berhalter stated: “This is a difficult one to handle, it’s such a good group of guys, such a close group of guys and we came up short today.”Embed from Getty Images
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal stated his side have “big chances” of winning the entire tournament when asked his thoughts on the game.
“I think we have big chances here, we still have three matches to go. I’ve been talking about this for a year. We can become world champions – not that we will – but we can.”
The Netherlands will now face Argentina in the quarter-final on Friday night at the Lusail Iconic Stadium with a semi-final place at stake.