With just three years until the start of the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North America, Korean national team coach and German Bundesliga ambassador Jurgen Klinsmann revealed why the United States is better than the Mexican National Team in Concacaf. The short answer is due to the abundance of football players in Europe, but Klinsmann explores the topic and explains the importance of players in the ancient world.
“You have to have your best players in the best leagues in Europe,” said the former Bayern Munich strategist at a round table with Latin American journalists. “If you want to have a successful team in Colombia, a successful team in Chile, obviously in addition to Argentina and Brazil, you need to have all your best players in Europe.”
He added that it is necessary because you need to “have that experience of playing against the best players in the world every week.”
And that is exactly why the United States is the giant of Concacaf today and not the Mexican National Team.
“Now we have an American national team that is mostly in Europe,” Klinsmann said, smiling. “You know, they don’t just play against teams in their leagues, but in the European Champions League.
Regarding the possibility of seeing again Mexican footballers in the German Bundesliga, such as Pavel Pardo and Marco Fabián, the former strategist of the German National Team assured that “I think there is always interest in Mexican players in the Bundesliga and in all the leagues in Europe. “They are always chasing young players.”
Finally, he talks about Bayern Munich’s dominance in the Bundesliga and how teams like Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund need to put more pressure on the Bavarian team, to have more competition.
“Bayern needs a lot of competition in their country’s championship to prepare for the Champions League, so we all hope that other teams can compete with them and it won’t be easy for them,” Klinsmann said.
“I mean, last year Dortmund lost more than Bayern who actually won the title. We are getting closer, we also need that very competitive drama,” he concluded.