With just over two months to go before this country’s next 2018 World Cup qualifier at home to Honduras, National Senior Team head coach Dennis Lawrence is putting his pieces together in anticipation of what is set to be a game that could swing the momentum in this country’s direction for the remaining matches on the schedule.
KENWYNE JONES’ injury and subsequent replacement by Jamille Boatswain, moments before the start of last Tuesday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF Zone Final Round qualifier between Trinidad and Tobago and Costa Rica, may have seen T&T attacking qualities more frequently throughout the game, according to ex-national youth team coach Keith Look Loy.
For the second time in less than a week, this country’s senior footballers will enter the field with the odds stacked firmly against them as they try to steal points in Tuesday night’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica at the National Stadium in San Jose.
“There is a huge amount of belief in the camp”
That has been the echoing sentiments in the Trinidad and Tobago corner following last Tuesday’s World Cup qualifying effort in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Trinidad and Tobago’s senior men will take to the Estadio Nacional on Monday night for their lone practice on the match surface ahead of Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica in San Jose.
JAMILLE Boatswain shares the disappointment of his Trinidad and Tobago teammates in not having coming away with a point from their event-filled World Cup qualifying match against Costa Rica on Tuesday. And like coach Dennis Lawrence, he is determined not to give up in the battle to get to the finals in Russia 2018.
Due to their pre-game preparations, the Soca Warriors appeared to have been more than ready for what the USA could produce, in terms of high altitude, increased ball speed and troublesome respiratory issues for the players. T&T went down 2-0 in a very tough, but competitive match-up.
All the goals were scored in the first half as Costa Rica (3W-2D-1L, 11 points) earned a 2-1 win over visiting Trinidad & Tobago (1-0-5, 3) in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday night at the Estadio Nacional.
Trinidad and Tobago head coach was not displeased by the overall showing of the national football team in a high-altitude 0-2 defeat to the United States in Thursday’s CONCACAF zone final-round 2018 World Cup qualifier in Colorado, USA. But the T&T head coach felt individual errors cost his team the match.