COPA AMERICA SEMI: United States football coach Jurgen Klinsmann insisted that his team have nothing to be ashamed of after Argentina side in the Copa America semi-finals.
With Lionel Messi and his teammates in top form, Argentina comfortably ran away with 4-0 victory over USA in Houston on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters, Klinsmann said that he had no complaints with his USA side, who were without suspended trio Alejandro Bedoya, Jermaine Jones and Bobby Wood.
“We saw tonight why they are the number one team in the world,” Klinsmann said during his post-match news conference.
“You have to give them a huge complement. To Messi, Higuain and Mascherano. These guys are top class.
“I told the guys there’s nothing to be ashamed of after the game. We move forward, we learn.
“We are very grateful to this Copa America that we are part of it and we made it to the final four.
“There is always a step backward and two steps forward. It’s part of our process. I told the guys to keep their heads up and swallow it. Argentina are a special team.”
USA will face Colombia in Saturday’s third-place play-off.