DOHA (dpa/EP)

The United States coach, Gregg Berhalter, was confident this Friday that Christian Pulisic will be able to face the Netherlands this Saturday in the round of 16, after the injury he suffered in the pelvis when scoring the winning goal over They will go last Tuesday.

“What I think is that it looks very good. But we are going to have to see it in the training camp to have confirmation of that,” said the American coach at a press conference, shortly before the selection was informed that its star He has a medical discharge to help in search of the ticket to the quarterfinals.

The coach is less optimistic about striker Josh Sargent, who was also injured in the win over the Iranian team, while defending his position of not having one of his young promises like Giovanni Reyna for the moment.

“The only game in which that circumstance did not occur we put him in to help get the victory. It is about how we can use him in the most effective way. He is a very talented player and we are looking for the right moment in which without a doubt can help this team,” he confessed.

Lastly, Berhalter praised the figure of the ‘Oranje’ coach, Louis van Gaal, and showed his support for him in light of the criticism received by his team’s play. “I laugh because the Netherlands is always criticized. How many coaches are there in the Netherlands? Seventeen million?” He highlighted.

“I think Louis van Gaal has a tough enough skin. He is aware that his job is to win. They are unbeaten in the group stage. I am sure he is focused on trying to lead his team to the final. He was very successful in 2014 and he has a way of winning wherever he goes. If I were the Dutch crowd I wouldn’t worry too much, I would just wait and see.”