Mexico vs. USA: Callahan, tense in his first match against a trio

The interim coach of the US national team spoke about the rivalry between the two teams and his strategy in the Nations League match

BJ Callahan, the interim US coach, is nervous.

Just a few weeks ago, his task was not, among other things, to speak to the media, now, after the dismissal of Greg Berhalter and the resignation of Anthony Hudson, he had to take charge of everything.

He appears tense before the match against Mexico.

“I’ve been here for four years and now they’ve asked me to be in this (head coach) position. So far everything has gone well. What happens next? We’re just focused on these games, at the moment, I don’t know,” Callahan said. What will happen next?”

He’s not too confident about the dominance the US has presented in recent matches for the tricolor: “I’ve been fortunate to be a part of these victories and of course I’m enjoying them and it’s helped the competition grow. We want to get closer to the level that Mexico manages, we want to play and we want to win this match and the tournament, because we want to show that we will do well in 2026, And games like this will be very useful.”

So whether it’s a friendly or an official match, “the rivalry never changes, we have great respect and hope to compete with them, to reach their level.”

On what he expects from the match against Mexico, he stated that he will take cues from the friendly match a few months ago, where they drew with a goal: “They tried new things, they hadn’t done them before, they pressed high, they have good characters. We are ready for everything, until they attack us.” Or if they intend to defend themselves.

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