USA striker Jozy Altidore believes there is plenty of improvement to come from the team despite their 1-0 victory over Italy on Wednesday night.

The US, ranked 31st in the world, managed to get the better of the eighth-ranked Italians in Genoa, but AZ Alkmaar attacker Altidore, who set up Clint Dempsey's winning goal feels that Jurgen Klinsmann's side can get even better.

"I think it's a big step in the right direction. For me the biggest thing is - and everybody can say this - there's clearly room for improvement," he told

"And we still go a great result, so I'm happy. I'm thrilled for the boys. To know that we can beat a team like this, not having our best day attacking-wise, I think is fantastic. For me, it was another great game, another great test. It's always difficult when you come into the National Team and you have one day to train and then play, but the boys are fantastic. It's a good exercise for us to work hard, dig deep and try to get a result."

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