The US‚Äô all-time leading goalscorer has netted five times on the way to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final and suggests that he is now back where he belongs after a brief hiatus from both club and country over winter.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm enjoying myself,‚ÄĚ he said.
‚ÄúI think it‚Äôs the most relaxed I‚Äôve ever felt, and the most enjoyable it‚Äôs felt in a long time. When that‚Äôs the case, I play well.‚ÄĚ
US teammate DaMarcus Beasley, who is skippering the side during the tournament, was not at all surprised by Donovan‚Äôs swift return to the top.
‚ÄúThis no surprise to me. This is what Landon does,‚ÄĚ Beasley said. ‚ÄúHe thrives in this kind of tournament, he thrives when people start doubting him.
‚ÄúHe doesn‚Äôt worry about the media. He doesn‚Äôt worry what people say. He just goes out there and plays football. That‚Äôs what I applaud him for, and he‚Äôs shown in this tournament that there is no doubt about [whether] he‚Äôll be on the World Cup team.‚ÄĚ