“We believe in ourselves – to win the Supporters’ Shield we had to play two games against them (LA Galaxy) and get the right result, so we’re a team that’s done well this season in terms of silverware.
“We have that confidence moving forward and we feel good,” he said to the Seattle Sounders YouTube channel.Embed from Getty Images
Despite the high level of confidence in the team, Dempsey is still cautious of the quality that the Galaxy possess.
“They’re a good team with a lot of quality – that’s the reason why they’re still in the playoffs.
“We have to figure out a way to manage these games in the right way because you don’t want to leave yourselves with a mountain to climb come the second game.
“To be the best you’ve got to play against the best and we’ve got to stay hungry for more.”
Dempsey’s partnership with Obafemi Martins has been inspirational to the Sounders this season and is one of the main reasons that they’re where they are.
“I love playing with Oba, he’s a world class player, we have a good chemistry, I think you can see that all year, we work well together and create chances for each other.”Embed from Getty Images
Although Dempsey has been left off the roster for the upcoming USMNT friendlies, he still “wishes them the best” and he’s had a “good conversation with Jurgen (Klinsmann) and looks forward to 2015”.
Every cloud has a silver lining though, as his omission from the squad for this international break should leave him feeling fresh and ready to fire on all cylinders in the next stage of the playoffs.
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