Klinsmann looks ahead

Juergen Klinsmann extended his perfect record in opening World Cup matches when the United States beat Ghana 2-1 on Monday but after their late winner he was more concerned with the flaws exposed in his team.

The 49-year-old, a World Cup winner with West Germany in 1990, said his captain's strike, officially timed at 29 seconds after kickoff, had perhaps come too early.

“The whole bench was jumping around,” he said. “If you score after just a minute you think there can't be anything better than that.

“After that it maybe wasn't so good because we sat back and let them come to us, that is why I was screaming on the sideline to take control of the game. We had problems controlling the ball and making passes.”

“The match showed us a lot of areas we have to do better. We gave too much of the game to Ghana. We will take all those pieces and show the players.”

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