The Everton and the United States goalkeeper Tim Howard has said that he is confident that the nation can do a lot of damage at the 2014 FIFA World Cup that will be held in Brazil.
United states are expected to qualify for the tournament under the guidance of the former Germany manager Jurgen Klinsmann, who has been doing a stellar job since being appointed as the national team manager. The US recently had a 2-2 draw with Russia in extremely hostile conditions. It is a result that he was a lot of confidence to Tim Howard.
Other great results that the United States have achieved over big teams during the reign of Jurgen Klinsmann include victories against Mexico and Italy. They have given enough confidence to Howard that the team can certainly do a lot of damage to other teams hoping to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The US could have easily lost the match considering that they were trailing in the 84th minute when Russia took the lead. However, the team showed incredible character and strength to equalise the match once again according to Howard. Klinsmann has also been introducing a number of young players into the squad in recent matches. Howard has said that it has made him feel like a father within the team at 33 years of age.
“I think it was a very positive year and I think another year like that over the next 12 months, we’ll be looking at Brazil, looking to head down there and hopefully do some damage. It was a really good year and it’s good to cap it off with a tough game. I’m 33, I’m always a father for the guys on this team. We don’t have long lengthy conversations, it’s about getting out there and proving yourself, no matter what age,” said Howard.