Megan Rapinoe doesn’t intend for the USWNT to depart Tokyo empty handed.
The US girls’s nationwide workforce star harassed the significance of successful the bronze medal within the Tokyo Olympics Monday in an interview with NBC and a subsequent press convention. Crew USA was aiming to win the ladies’s soccer competitors, however its quest for gold ended on a 1-0 loss to Canada within the semifinals. Rapinoe revealed to NBC what she advised her teammates after the defeat.
“Nonetheless loads to compete for. That’s what I advised the women, and we talked about it within the (post-game) huddle,” Rapinoe mentioned. “It’s not the colour we would like, however there’s nonetheless a medal on the road. That’s an enormous factor, and we wish to win that sport.”
Reporters questioned Rapinoe, 36, about her future on the worldwide stage, however she repeated her message about successful the subsequent sport.
“I used to be questioning how rapidly that query would come,” Rapinoe mentioned, per ESPN’s Caitlin Murray. “You guys are attempting to place me out to pasture already.
“Any medal is de facto particular and I believe we are able to’t lose sight of that, you already know, particularly contemplating the 12 months that everybody’s gone by way of, and what it’s taken simply to be right here, what it takes to even simply be on the WNT,” Rapinoe concluded, per The Athletic’s Meg Linehan.