Ataullah Guerra is thrilled to be in the Trinidad and Tobago squad that will travel to Europe for the first time since the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Guerra is in the T&T line-up for the upcoming friendly internationals against Romania and Estonia on June 4 and 7, and said he is excited ahead of the two encounters. T&T last match on that continent was a friendly away to Austria in November 2006. 

“These are two good games for us. The teams in Europe will always give you a good match and it’s important for us to play teams out there. Not only will it be good for our squad, but I think our players are talented and people are always looking. 

This is all good for the growth of our football back home,” said Guerra.

“Personally I’ve enjoyed competing against the players in Europe and I’d love the chance to face the guys from Europe and Estonia and I think all of the players in the national team (T&T) will also be looking forward to come up against them,” he added.

The attacking T&T mid-fielder plays club football in the Finnish Premier League with RoPS  Rovaniemi, who were ninth on the standings following their 3-1 loss to third place VPS Vaasa last Sunday.

Guerra put his team ahead in the third minute with a stunning right-footed strike from 20 yards out, which flew into the right corner of the net after he worked his way into position, holding off a couple challenges in the process.

“It was a perfect strike. I saw the opportunity and I went for it,” the midfielder from East Dry River, Laventille told TTFF Media.

“But we lost the game which wasn’t the best feeling. Hopefully we can continue to improve and get some better results in our upcoming games.”