Published 12:30 a.m. ET August 15, 2019
ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta United coach Frank de Boer said that he regretted his choice of words – in particular, one word in the British newspaper interview on gender balance in soccer and he stressed that he was a great supporter of the game. of women.
De Boer had a good success before Cup Campeones match Wednesday for his views in a wide-ranging interview published by The Guardian, who said it was "incredible" that female players expect that they would pay the same Cup as the men.
The United coach issued a statement before the game saying he didn't want to interfere with his team, he was asked about him after an Atlanta 3-2 victory over a Mexican powerhouse club in America – the greatest victory. Boer had the first year as a coach of the winners in the MLS Cup.
De Boer, a native of the Netherlands who speaks some languages and struggles to say the right word in English, said that he realized he had a bad choice.
"Especially the word ridiculous," he said. "It is a hard word if I read that word only. If you see the full context, I was very clear that I always promote women's soccer."
Atlanta United De Boer, a former Dutch star who had short-lived training exercises hired at Inter Milan and Crystal Palace, to replace the Martino Tata was very popular. After starting, the team are going to second place in the Eastern Conference and will be playing for another trophy in a fortnight in the US Open Cup final.
But of Boer after he has been a fire for some of his bald views, including a reference to United Atlanta fans have been “spoiled” when the team was struggling. He apologized for the gaffe and said that he had a different meaning in his native language.
During his time at Ajax, Boer said he supported the effort to add a team of women. The Netherlands reached the final in the Women's World Cup this year before it canceled in the United States.
"I will always promote it," said Boer about women's game. "I think if they deserve it, they must earn (if that is) if they want to be (more than men), they must earn more than men. It was a bit hard."
He added, "Not only will I support women who make soccer, but will do sports for the young. It is very good for mental and healthy. In addition, sport is excellent. "
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