After losing the 2018 World Cup To Trinidad and Tobago, Bruce Arena has given a hint in an interview with the Washington Post that he may soon quit the post of head coach for the United States Men’s National Team.
Arena said, “Obviously, I have no interest in going on a four-year cycle right now. I’ll do whatever is right. That is the approach I am going to take.” Arena became the head coach of the USMNT in 2016 after Jürgen Klinsmann was fired due to poor results.
Unfortunately, Arena also failed to improve fortune of the team as they missed the World Cup final qualifying match this year. He also expressed his sorrows over the team’s faults like Omar Gonzalez’s own goal.
“Look at the two goals we conceded: how bizarre. Does it get any more bizarre than that? So you are down two goals, you get a goal early in the second half and there’s plenty of time to get a second goal. We had our chances. But what can you say?”, Arena said.
“Even despite conceding those two bizarre goals, we still positioned ourselves to get out of there with a point. I can’t look anywhere else except inside our team.”, the head coach added.
After the match is over, Arena was asked why he didn’t change his team or formation from the one that defeated Panama last Friday. To which, he replied, “It has nothing to do with formations or not making changes. We didn’t get the job done. There’s no finger-pointing or excuses; it’s all on us.”