USMNT crashed out in the round of 16 at the Qatar World Cup, and for Christian Pulisic the elimination is a process that will be hard to put behind him, as he felt they had more to give heading into the next World Cup in which they will host.
Pulisic affected but grateful to the USMNT fans
“This is going to hurt for a long time, but I’m so grateful for this team and everyone who supported us throughout the process. A lifelong dream come true to represent my country in a World Cup. We will be back,” said the man named Captain America.
Another person who is very affected by the elimination is Sergio Dest, who was one of Team USA’s best players in Qatar.
“Devastated. We gave everything for our country, but unfortunately we came up short on the night. I’m very proud of the team and how we fought throughout the tournament. “There is so much talent in the group and most of us are still young with plenty of time to develop,” Dest sentenced on social media.
Dest and Pulisic, two of the USA’s emblematic players
Sergio Dest and Christian Pulisic are two of coach Gregg Berhalter‘s most trusted players, and their numbers in Qatar show that they will be two of the players on which he will base his hopes for the next World Cup.
Pulisic played a total of 316 minutes, scoring one goal, and only came off against Iran after suffering an injury that landed him in a Doha hospital. Dest totaled 424 minutes, was cautioned and came off the bench in every game.