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Tim Howard admits 'I had to make a few more saves than I would have liked to' after blocking 15 shots in heartbreaking World Cup loss

Tim Howard has admitted he had to worker harder than he wanted to defending the American goal in last night's heartbreaking World Cup loss to Belgium.

Appearing on two morning shows the day after the U.S. Men's National Team was eliminated from the tournament, Howard appeared undaunted.

'We couldn’t have given anymore. We played four phenomenal games and, you know, last night everybody gave everything they had,' he told Good Morning America, his voice hoarse from Tuesday night's match.

'And sometimes you don’t win, but we’re proud of ourselves.'

 

 

Howard spent the game against the Red Devils standing on his head over and over again - making an incredible 15 saves, the most in a single World Cup Match in more than 50 years.

Despite the performance, which earned him the love of his country and the admiration of the world, the New Jersey-native said it wasn't his best work - simply because his team lost 1-2.

'Individually, yeah I had to make a few saves. Probably more than I would have liked to have,' he told the Today show.

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