“Growing up for me, I grew up in a white family with an obviously an African American Heritage and background as well. So I had a bit bit of various cultures and I used to be very, very easily capable of assimilate in several cultures.
“Not everyone has that, that ease and the power to do this and clearly it takes longer to know and thru education, I feel it’s super vital – like you only educated me now on the pronunciation of your country. It is a process I feel, is so long as you see progress. That is an important thing.”
Berhalter also felt the wrath of the angered Iranian media, facing questions on inflation, Visa rules and the Persian Gulf in a bid to shed a light-weight on issues in America. The manager soon grew uninterested in the barrage though, reminding journalists that he was a football manager and that’s his area of experience relatively than politics.