Postgame Quotes- May 24, US Under-20s vs. Italy
May 25, 2001
From U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team Press Officer Forrest Eber in Toulon, France U.S. v Italy Post-Match Quotes
May 24, 2001
WOLFGANG SUHNHOLZ, U.S. Head Coach
This win definitely give us some momentum and will hopefully carry us through the tournament. We are very happy about it and I thought overall the way the guys played was pretty good.
In the last part of the first half we got a little sloppy, and it looked like we got a little tired. I thought it carried over to the first 10 minutes of the second half. And that is when they got their goal. We were struggling a little bit in the back, and I thought it was partially because weren't aggressive enough back there. When we started to get a little bit more physical and aggressive in the back, I thought the game basically came switched to our side.
CONOR CASEY, U.S. forward
We've been down before in games and we knew we just had to keep working. Obviously we weren't happy about it, but we knew had to get our defense squared away so we didn't get scored on again, and then just put one in and see what we can do from there. And we did, and then we got another one right after that.
ALECKO ESKANDARIAN, U.S. forward
It is big time. That is what we dream about. We are all so happy in the locker room because this is a dream for everyone. The stage was set for such a good game like this and we've been working really hard and we earned it tonight.
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