USMNT players react to the Gold Cup collision against Qatar

American men’s national team players Sebastian Lletget and Miles Robinson admit that the upcoming match against Qatar will be an interesting style merger.

The American team defeated Jamaica 1-0 to advance to the 2021 Gold Cup semi-final against the invited nation Qatar – a side ranked 58 by FIFA. The upcoming World Cup hosts have improved tremendously over the years, and currently they have a 12-match unbeaten streak by handling 10 wins and two draws since November 2020.

“I think this game will be very different from the rest,” said LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget. “There’s one thing you get in Concacaf, just different styles. Jamaica was a very physical team and now it is the opposite against Qatar.

Sebastian Lletget has said his / Omar Vega / Getty Images

“They will want to play the ball on the ground and they will want to attack and throw numbers forward. We are definitely aware of that; we definitely respect them. They have done really, really well abroad and now they come here and not many know much. about them and they do well. “

Qatar’s list includes players from just four teams, which inspires an innate sense of chemistry that the United States does not have. Forward Almoez Ali is currently the tournament’s leading scorer with four goals.

“Qatar is definitely a fantastic team. They are a very offensive, counter-attacking team and they have scored many goals so far in the tournament, says Atlanta United’s center back Miles Robinson. “So it’s just a matter of sticking to our game plan and trying to be solid defensively.”

Despite the challenge ahead, Lletget is confident that the United States has the right strategy to overcome Qatar. USMNT will lift the trophy for the seventh time.

“They play a very attacking style,” he said, “so we definitely have to respect that. But I think we have many tools that can harm them, and I think we can exploit their weaknesses. ”

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