USMNT determine Ricardo Pepi opened up about his current time in Germany with FC Augsburg, revealing ‘it was fairly a troublesome time’ after discovering it tough to adapt.
The striker accomplished the transfer from Main League Soccer’s FC Dallas to Augsburg in January, breaking membership document with switch charge of $20m. However the American rapidly skilled a downturn in type, going from 13 targets and three assists to the bench.
“It was fairly a troublesome time. A distinct nation, a unique tradition and a unique competitors. It was truthfully lots on the similar time,” Pepi instructed Voetbal Worldwide. “My feeling was that I might solely adapt to the European means of taking part in soccer by taking part in lots someplace. That in all probability wasn’t going to occur in Germany but.”
The participant has since been loaned to Eredivise facet FC Groningen to safe extra taking part in time. And it appears the transfer propelled Pepi to his previous methods, registering his first help to encourage the 1-0 victory over SC Cambuur.
However the finish targets stays making the USMNT’s 26-player squad headed to Qatar.
“I actually wish to be there. The nationwide staff coach has mentioned that it’s important that I play lots. Play lots and rating for FC Groningen and go to the World Cup. That’s the plan,” he concluded.
The participant has stiff competitors for the place, with former teammate Jesus Ferreira seeking to take that beginning function. However with three months left till the worldwide event, something can occur.