USA national team midfielder, Michael Bradley is going through a positive phase at the moment especially with his performance for Jurgen Klinsman’s side in recent games.
Klinsman’s decision to change his previous 4-2-3-1 setup into the classic 4-4-2 brought nothing but positive vibes for Bradley, who has been putting on an excellent showing which received praises from many.
Speaking to FIFA about his change of role with the USA team, Bradley admitted that his enjoying it stating, “It’s certainly something I enjoy. It means that I’m able to have a little more freedom, have the ability to be a little more two-way and be more up-and-down.”
With an improved performance from him and his teammates, Bradley is now keen on showing it during their upcoming World Cup 2014 battle against the likes of Portugal, Germany and Ghana in a tight Group G.
Obviously, battling against Concafaf teams during qualification is different from competing with the big guns in such major tournament such World Cup 2014.
However, USA will be hoping that they can maintain recent good performance and Klinsman believes that Bradley’s performance is one the key factor for them to compet in Brazil 2014.
“Michael has tremendous strength, finding ways, getting in the box and joining the attack. So purposely we moved him. The hope was that he gets into the box. The hope was that he is actually also dangerous to score,” the tactician told FIFA.