Argentina coach Alfio Basile lauded his players’ cool in the face of a yeoman’s effort from the U.S. National Team on Thursday night forced them to wait until the last half hour for the goals to come.
The Americans showed well for themselves for over an hour, but three late striker made the Abiceleste difference.
“We stayed calm,” said Basile. “My players worked and were rewarded.”
“(The) USA were tactically very good and made it difficult for us, but we knew that at some point they would tire.”