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Klinsmann: Divas not welcome on USMNT

15 February 3:44 pm

Klinsmann: Divas not welcome on USMNT

By Simon Borg

Unlike previous regimes, when USMNT boss Jurgen Klinsmann speaks, there's always a fresh takeaway.

In this latest video interview conducted by Allen Hopkins, Klinsmann makes it clear that he has no preference for a tactical formation but he's more interested in all 11 players working and running hard for 90 minutes. And the key to success for his philosophy lies in the forward line:

"It's a very difficult process for our strikers, Jozy Altidore, Juan Agudelo or Edson Buddle," Klinsmann tells Hopkins. "They have to learn to go backwards the moment we lose the ball they have to be behind the ball."

No one is exempt from the hard work, according to Klinsmann and the German fires this warning to any wannabe primadonnas.

"Maybe eventually down the road if there was one guy or maybe one diva we might have and says 'I want to do it my way,' he will be gone. He won't fit into the Brazil [2014] roster."

It's not too hard to figure out which players this is directed at.