The former U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper also discussed Megan Repino’s future and the Olympic Games in general.
Former US women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo believes Carly Lloyd is “complete”, although she believes she can physically make it to the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
What has Solo said?
Addressing the aim. On the latest episode of All US: US Women’s Soccer Show, Solo discussed the decisions that Lloyd and Repino, as well as captain Becky Saubern, have to make, as well as the Olympics as a whole, as the United States awaits the next round under NNT Endonovsky.
“[Carli] 39 year old animal and if she wants to go. [to the World Cup in two years], I will bank on it from a physical point of view. But emotionally and mentally, I think he did. “I think we’ve seen Carly Lloyd play his last World Championship game,” Solo told Goal.
“Becky Saubron, I think he’s irreparable, really. It would be really hard to find someone who is consistent in defense, who can shut him down, who does his job, out day and night.
“It would be really hard to change Becky. I know she could go two more years, but these women have a personal life and I know many of them want to move on with their personal life. , Which is really hard to do as a professional player.
“I think Megan is actually the least physically fit. She had knee pain. She has occasional muscle soreness. From a physical point of view, it will be really difficult for Megan, but I have my money. I will put it on. In two years, efforts are being made to make this World Cup team.
Despite the fact that many of this incredibly talented generation of athletes are coming to the end of their careers, Solo is still looking forward to the future, especially to the young defender Terna Davidson who shines in the Olympics.
“I think we’ll see him as a key defender for a long time to come – and I hope we do because I’m really impressed with Davidson,” he said. “I like the way she plays. She’s a smart defender. She’s a team player. She always covers places as well as individual players.
“She’s a player I like to play behind because you can tell she does it for the team.”
‘What Simon Byles did takes a lot of power’
Solo also spoke about the pressures that players have to deal with. American gymnast Simon Byles, who won four Olympic gold medals in 2016, won after deciding to withdraw from several events in Japan.
“Everyone goes through difficult times in life, but then to deal with it when you have to be in the best way in front of the audience on TV, it comes with a lot of pressure and it comes with a lot of ups and downs. The former goalkeeper, who has won two gold medals and a World Cup, said.
“Sometimes it’s really hard for the cameras to keep that happy face. That’s what a lot of players are expected to do – like Simon Byles. She’s America’s sweetheart and she walked out and said, ‘You You know what? Not today. ”It takes a lot of strength, and when you don’t feel good, it takes a lot of strength to get on with your routine or find a way to get through the game.
“Everyone has to deal with it differently. Not everyone is exactly the same. I lost my father in my first World Cup and my way was to play for him through healing and emotional pain. ۔
“Every athlete is very different, but now to see the conversation and to see the kind of recognition that these athletes are giving us for entertainment when we watch TV, we all have their Praise, whether it’s a good performance or a bad performance because we don’t know what pressure they’re going through. “