Vibe CT 105 W Connection goal keeper and the 2006 Pro League Player of the Year Jan Michael Williams has no regrets on his early sending off against Mexican Club Chivas in their first leg quarter final match of the CONCACAF Club Championshp at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium on Tuesday night which his team won 2-1.
Williams was red carded by Jamaican referee Courtney Campbell just 20 minutes into the match against Chivas after making a desperate save outside his area.
“I have no regrets and if I had to do it again I would,” expressed the suspended player speaking with ‘tproleague.com’.
“We really want to get past this quarter final round it would be the first time in our Club’s history if we do and the decision I made in the home match was necessary. At the end of the day it was a decision I had to make on my own and I believe I did the right thing.”
“Yes, I really wanted to play against Chivas in Mexico because that would have been my first time
playing against a Club there. I believe no one player is bigger than the team and my decision was worth it in the end,” said Williams.
The ‘Savonetta Boys’ would travel to Mexico in a few days to prepare for their second leg match against Chivas on February 28, where Williams will serve a one match suspension.
The Trinidad and Tobago custodian still believes his team has a great chance against Chivas playing in Mexico expressing a lot of faith in second choice goal keeper Kerwin Beckles, who is just 20 years old.
“Beckles is the man for the job and thinking about it, I believe he was meant to play. He has been doing brilliant in training ahead of these matches and I think he is ready. He has shown his confidence against Chivas at home and I believe he is well focused for the challenge ahead,” ended Jan Michael Williams.
W Connection would now look to register their first win on Mexican soil after going down 3-2 to Toluca FC in the 2002 version of the CONCACAF Champions Cup where they failed to get past the quarterfinal round after drawing 3-3 in the home match.