Jurgen Klinsmann believes that he will still be in charge of United States for the next World Cup and hailed "phenomenal" goalkeeper Tim Howard after a 2-1 defeat to Belgium in Tuesday's last-16 clash at Arena Fonte Nova.
USA lost after extra time as Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku scored for Belgium before Julian Green grabbed a goal back to ensure a tense finale.
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"I think so. Yes, I think so," he replied when asked by reporters whether he will be coach in 2018.
"We have to move on. There are some young players who are coming through but are not there yet. I think there is a lot to build on going forward.
"It’s a bummer for us to end on the losing side after giving everything to the fans for 120 minutes. It was a real drama, a thriller and we had possibilities to equalise at the end.
"We are very proud of every player. They made their country proud today and with their performances in the World Cup."
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Klinsmann added: "What Tim did was phenomenal. He kept us in the game for a long time. He had an amazing match.
"We wanted to get back in the game off the back of Tim. We had chances to score at the end of the 90 minutes thanks to Tim. He kept us in there for 120 minutes."