With a month to the commencement of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the discussion has started shifting to the Mundial. Many players are angling to be at the tournament and want to stay fit ahead of the Mundial.
Some top dogs will be missing in Qatar, while the favourites remain unchanged. Some of the teams favoured to win the tournament include France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Brazil and Argentina. England remains a dark horse as Portugal holds an outside chance of upsetting the apple cart.
No one has given the United States national team any chance of causing as much as a little splash in Qatar. They are not favourites or dark horses, but Pulisic has sent out a warning concerning the US team. He has warned England to discount them at their peril as they have the guts to roar louder than the Three Lions.
Pulisic warns the rest of the pack
The US football team has rarely made a dent in World football. They have had the occasional impressive run at the World Cup, but not enough to be regarded as a world power. The Americans intend to change that as they plan to invade Qatar next month in a show of force to the rest of the football world.
One player is confident of the ability of the Americans to shock the world. Chelsea and US National Team star Christian Pulisic has fired a salvo at England ahead of the World Cup. The former Borussia Dortmund star, who should play a massive role in the American quest to win the World Cup, has warned England to be wary of the Americans. Pulisic is confident in the US team heading into the Qatar tournament.
The US are drawn in the same group as England, with Wales and Iran making up Group B. The US and England are no strangers to each other at the World Cup as they were also in the same group 12 years ago in South Africa. England, led by Gareth Southgate, will take on the US in their second game at the World Cup.
Pulisic wants to stay in shape
While Christian Pulisic would be the star man for the US, the Chelsea ace has struggled for game time under Graham Potter. He wants to stay match-fit and in top shape ahead of the World Cup, but things are not panning out for him as he expects.
The American winger has only started two games for Chelsea this season. Pulisic hopes things change and he gets more game time in the coming weeks as he continues his preparation for the World Cup.
Pulisic may be named captain of the USMNT. He is the current active top scorer of the US national team with 21 goals in 52 appearances, but it is none of Potter’s worries. The English manager wants to excel with Chelsea and said he is not bothered about the World Cup aspirations of any of his players.