Schmetzer Remains Unsure of Clint Dempsey Return

Seattle Sounders recently appointed Brian Schmetzer as the interim coach of the team.


This was following the exit of long-standing coach Sigi Schmid from the club. Even though Seattle are not happy with the waySchmetzer is only on an interim basis, the club have little choice left at the moment. They have to find a way to reinvigorate the team in the remainder of the season so that they could at least finish in the play-offs. At the moment, Seattle Sounders are struggling in the eighth spot but only four points away from the play-offs.

In order for the club to recover their league position,Schmetzer is aware that he needs to have the help from his best players and this definitely includes Clint Dempsey. The former Tottenham and Fulham star was recently sidelined with suspected irregular heartbeat. This serious condition could threaten his career. The complex nature of the situation also has prevented many from speaking about Dempsey’s potential return date.Schmetzer was also of the same opinion when he was put forward the question of Dempsey returning to the squad. He said that the doctors were a more reliable source of information and he suggested the media to ask the questions at the physicians.

“Part of it is a privacy matter. It’s his story to tell. It’s not my story to tell. I’m not a doctor, and I just don’t feel comfortable saying anything. We all wish him well. Bottom line: We want him to be healthy. We want him to have a long and healthy life.Do we miss him? Yes. But I can’t comment because I just don’t know all the details,” said the Seattle Sounders manager. The club recently showed signs of recovery in form with three consecutive victories, but they have now failed to win in the last two games.

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