The USâ€™ 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.
â€śIâ€™m enjoying myself,â€ť he said.
â€śI think itâ€™s the most relaxed Iâ€™ve ever felt, and the most enjoyable itâ€™s felt in a long time. When thatâ€™s the case, I play well.â€ť
US teammate DaMarcus Beasley, who is skippering the side during the tournament, was not at all surprised by Donovanâ€™s swift return to the top.
â€śThis no surprise to me. This is what Landon does,â€ť Beasley said. â€śHe thrives in this kind of tournament, he thrives when people start doubting him.
â€śHe doesnâ€™t worry about the media. He doesnâ€™t worry what people say. He just goes out there and plays football. Thatâ€™s what I applaud him for, and heâ€™s shown in this tournament that there is no doubt about [whether] heâ€™ll be on the World Cup team.â€ť