Gregg Berhalter admits the USMNT is ‘proud’ after World Cup shutout of England but warns the ‘work is NOT done’ with his team needing a win in its final group game vs. Iran to progress
USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said he was ‘proud’ of his side after they secured a 0-0 tie with world No. 5 England but knows they haven’t achieved anything yet.
The USA impressed against the Three Lions and arguably had the better chances with Christian Pulisic smashing a strike against the crossbar.
They secured a shutout against a team that hit six past Iran in their Group B opener Monday but with two points from two games Berhalter warned the ‘work is not done’.
USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said he was ‘proud’ of his side after 0-0 tie with England
But he warned the ‘work is not done’ with three points needed in final group game next week
‘I think both teams worked hard, both teams gave each other difficulties at times and all in all pleased with the effort,’ Berhalter said postgame.
‘Any time you can get a shutout in a World Cup it’s a good thing.
‘I’d like to see goals on set-pieces.
‘We’re proud but our work’s not done. We have to win on Tuesday.
‘We know five points get us in and we have to focus on the five points.’
The USA sit third in Group B following two ties in as many games but victory over Iran on Tuesday at 2pm EST would be enough for the nation to progress to the knockout rounds.
Berhalter’s side faces Iran, who will be full of confidence after securing a surprise 2-0 win over Wales earlier in the day.