USMNT are playing their first World Cup in years and have developed a bit of fan-following behind them. However, already qualifying for the next World Cup due to being the host nation, critics are suggesting they have a relaxed approach towards this World Cup.
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Timothy Weah has denied any such rumours. He is adamant that the class of 2022 are ready to shine, with the intention being to leave a lasting impression on a historic event in Qatar before attention turns towards future endeavours.
Quizzed by ESPN on suggestions that the USMNT could use the 2022 finals as a dress rehearsal, with longer-term plans being drawn up, Lille forward Weah said: “I don’t really listen to all of that, to be honest. I think even though we’re young, a lot of us are playing in our clubs and getting a lot of experience. I mean, I don’t think age plays a factor at all. I feel like it’s just how we execute on the day.”
“We had a lot of ups and downs in the qualifiers, and we can’t have that at this World Cup. Everything has to be positive, from the way we defend to the way we attack. We just have to be perfect… the team has a lot of energy, a lot of young players who want it, we’re all hungry, and we just have to apply it.”
Weah has spoken on a regular basis of his desire to prove a point to any doubters in Qatar and help the United States to unlock undoubted potential in the present.