Michael Bradley was back at the Borussia Mönchengladbach training grounds Monday. Here’s an interview conducted by the club (translated via Google from German) that Bradley issued after training today.
No talk of the silly Blackpool rumors (unfortunately) or other player movement discussion.
Michael, welcome back in the Borussia-Park. Are you a little sad that the holiday is over already?
Michael Bradley: Of course I have enjoyed some time off and mentally and physically recharge.I was with my family and my girlfriend in my home. The first time we were in New Jersey, then in California. This has done really well. But who knows me knows that I always have a mind on football and I’m glad it starts again.
Too much you ought not to have lost in three weeks so …
Michael Bradley: That’s right. I have naturally regenerated predominantly, but nevertheless I have kept fit, so I should be back relatively quickly at 100 percent.
What impressions you brought from South Africa?
Michael Bradley: It was really great to represent his country in this great tournament. For the U.S., it was a success in the Round of 16 to collect, but of course we would like to come even further. About the defeat against Ghana, I am still disappointed, but that is just in football. As is often little things decide between victory and defeat.
How do you rate the new VfL team?
Michael Bradley: It is difficult for me, to judge from a distance. But what I have read and heard, I think the new additions will increase the quality in the team. I’m looking forward to be back with the guys on the field and train with them.
If you prefer to read in German, you can go here.