Nuremberg defender Chandler commits himself to USA

FC Nuremberg defender Timmy Chandler is now prepared to commit himself to the USA national team.

FC Nuremberg defender Timmy Chandler is now prepared to commit himself to the USA national team.

The 22-year old German-born wingback has been unsure about his international career with the US, which began in March 2011, but after being selected for today’s friendly with Russia is keen to become a regular under Jurgen Klinsmann.

“I spent a lot of time thinking this over. I have had many conversations with Jurgen, my family, my girlfriend and the people close to me, and I finally feel ready to make the commitment,” he told ussoccer.com.

“I was a young player trying to get settled into my club team and wasn’t sure about the long travel and everything that goes into being a part of this National Team,” he added.

“My coaches didn’t like the idea, so I think even I felt some pressure. I’ve had a chance to get settled in with the club and also have grown up a lot. I know what I want to do.”

 
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