Chelsea star set to step straight into the starting XI for next Nations League semi-final
United States men’s national team coach Gregg Berhalter said it would be “very difficult” to tell Christian Pulisic that he would not play in the Nations League semi-finals on Thursday against the Honduras.
Pulisic is expected to join USMNT in the coming days after missing the team’s loss to Switzerland to participate in Chelsea’s triumph over Manchester City in the Champions League final.
While Pulisic was making history As the first USMNT player to make the Champions League final, the wing spots in the USMNT roster were taken by Gio Reyna and Brenden Aaronson, both of whom impressed Berhalter in a 2 loss -1.
What did Berhalter have to say?
“I don’t think it’s a question of what happened tonight, whether Christian is playing or not,” Berhalter said. “Try to tell Christian that he won’t play on Thursday, and it will be very difficult. After winning the Champions League, getting into the game and making an impact in this game, he’s good to go.
“It would be very difficult to keep him out of the lineup, but, that said, we’re happy with the gods’ job. I think they did a good job, Gio and Brenden. Brendan, in particular, was just relentless. for this race and its work and some opportunities have been created.
“Gio also had a few dangerous crosses. Also very happy with his pace of work and I think before going out he did a few runs behind the baseline that were dangerous, diagonals that he could have done something about. with.
“Overall these guys have done a great job and we can’t wait to recover and get ready for Honduras.”
Adams stay in the air
After being included in the squad despite recent injury issues, Tyler Adams did not dress for the USMNT loss on Sunday.
The RB Leipzig midfielder has suffered a back injury in recent weeks and Berhalter has said his availability for the Nations League semi-finals remains to be determined.
“We will be informed by medical personnel tomorrow when we fly over,” Berhalter said. “It’s too early to tell now.”