Brown to boost Jozy Cup bid

16 October 2009 09:49
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Hull City boss Phil Brown has pledged to make striker Jozy Altidore a World Cup star.[LNB] The 19-year-old is back with the Tigers after helping the USA celebrate qualification for South Africa with a 2-2 draw against Costa Rica.[LNB]With five USA games under his belt since arriving at Hull on a season-long loan from Villarreal, Altidore has played as many games for his country as he has in the Premier League.[LNB]But Brown believes Altidore can now put his stuttering start in England behind him and get in tip-top shape for next summer's World Cup finals.[LNB]"He'll get the coaching that's required, he'll get the fitness that's required, we will give him every opportunity here," Brown told the Hull Daily Mail.[LNB]"You cannot motivate players, you can only provide the conditions, but he will have every opportunity to play World Cup football.[LNB]"He'll be stronger for playing in the Premier League and with 20 or 25 games in England, that experience will put him in good stead."[LNB]Brown admits life has been stop-start for the teenager since his switch from Spain but the Tigers boss is eager to see the best of the youngster.[LNB]"If you count the days he's been here in the two months since he signed, he's probably only spent half of them here. I don't know the lad too well and he doesn't know me or the coaching staff," added Brown.[LNB]"Hopefully now we can see him bed down and find himself a good home here."[LNB]Altidore's only remaining international commitment in 2009 will come when the USA face Denmark in Aarhus on November 18 before the build-up to South Africa begins in earnest.[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports