In an interview with Eleven Sport, Club Brugge’s Canadian winger Tajon Buchanan said that Canadian side are “going there to win”. Buchanan went on to say “That is the mindset we all have, if we have anything different then why are we going?”.
Canada will make their World Cup debut in Qatar and have been drawn in a group with Morocco, Belgium and Croatia. Buchanan is one of many Canadian players who play in Europe, with former Gent striker Jonathan David, Reading FC’s Junior Hoillet and Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies all plying their trade across the pond.
Buchanan has been ever present for Club Brugge since returning from injury this season. The 23 year-old winger has played 11 matches, scoring once and providing two assists. The former Syracuse player was drafted by New England Revolution in 2019, where he played 67 times, scoring 12 and providing 11 assists. This form got him a move to Club Brugge for around 6 million euros in January 2022.
Buchanan has 24 caps for the national team, scoring four goals. The winger only missed one game during the historic qualification campaign for the Canadian national team.