Thank you India for backing us: USA hat-trick hero Tim Weah

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 02:51 AM IST
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New Delhi : United States striker Tim Weah says his side felt like playing at home during their 5-0 thrashing of Paraguay in their FIFA U-17 World Cup pre- quarterfinal match here.

The United States, who had beaten India 3-0 in a group match, received boisterous support from the 34,000-odd spertators at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here during their match against Paraguay last night and their and their striker and hat-trick man Tim Weah thanked the crowd, reports PTI.

“As we came out of the tunnel, we heard the crowd chanting my name and also ‘USA, USA’ and we said to each other that we have come back home. The crowd support boosted our confidence. It was fantastic. So thank you for the support to our team. We love India,” Weah, who scored the tournament’s second hat-trick, said.

Weah, son of legendary Liberian footballer George, also described his second goal in Monday’s match as one of the best of his career.

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