Kieran Gibbs, former England, and Intern Miami left-back have warned his compatriots they will face a tricky game against exciting USMNT. The USMNT is going head-to-head with Three Lions in a primary clash at Al Bayt Stadium after the 1-1 draw with Wales in their Group B opener, the side of Gareth Southgate, in the meantime, defeated Iran 6-2.


Earlier Iran had defeated Wales by 2-0, and the pressure in the group has only increased. England has been the favorites but USMNT is filled with talented players like Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic, and Tyler Adams carrying top-flight experience and the Champions League. Gibbs, the footballer who had 10 England caps to his name, has been playing in the US since March 2021. He is certain that his country will not be in for an easy night.

The former defender of Arsenal has stated that they are an exciting team in the US and they have a lot of power and speed. He says that he had been particularly impressed with the game in the middle of the park against Wales. A majority of the matches are won in the area of the pitch. Thus, when it is a team with high energy that prefers pressing and being aggressive, it can turn out to be a tricky game.

He also felt that the US is going to play with more freedom in the World Cup as they weren’t expected to be world-beaters and also, they are young. Hence, it creates players who are out with great freedom and often works in their favor. Thereafter, you play without the additional pressure and can simply go out to express yourself. England had been too complacent as favorites but Gibbs believes that the last thing you should be when you are on the football pitch is being complacent.