Defender Marvin Andrews was not as ecstatic as he would have at first hoped for after the game but still felt there was reason to feel good following the late comeback by the “Warriors.”
He combined with Dennis Lawrence to put T&T ahead.
“It was the start that we needed and I was thrilled to be able to connect with it and push us ahead. The play started well and then Dennis just tucked it back over for me and the rest was done. Myself and Dennis have developed a really good understanding both on and off the pitch and it’s beginning to reap some rewards for us,” Andrews told TTFF Media.
Relating to the header which crashed off the post, Andrews said he really thought it was his second item of the game.
“I just went all out for it and the guys say they had no idea how it stayed out. I couldn’t even see what happened because I just went up to get to the ball and next thing I saw the ball dancing in front the goal and it just wouldn’t go in.”
“The team spirit is good at the moment and we just have to keep the momentum and hope to go better as the matches continue. We must take it into the five World Cup games remaining,” Andrews told TTFF Media after the match.
He is banking on a win against Colombia on Tuesday.
“Without a doubt we have to go all out on Tuesday. We can maybe still go through with a draw but for me, God knows best and he’s in control so I’m not even going to be worried. It’s all in his hands. We just need to put our heads down and do what is required.”
The Glasgow Rangers man credited Leo Beenhakker for being able to instill some extra fight in the players.
“He’s definitely come in and done well in a short space of time. He hasn’t had much games with us and the players have been able to respond well to him and that’s what he needs right now. I’m glad for him and the rest of the staff. They are working hard with us and it’s down to us to give them some rewards back on the park now,”Andrews added.
Glen meantime was pleased to grab his chance with the strike. “Finally I was able to get my chance and I’m really happy to have come up with big with a goal like that. We really needed it at that stage of the match and hopefully we can move on and do even better in the next one,” Glen said.
Colombian coach Reinaldo Rueda said he would be going all out for the win.
“It should be a close game and difficult for both teams. We don’t have a point and we are hoping to be the winners on Tuesday,” Rueda said.
The team followed that up with a 45-minute training session on Monday morning at Barry University with the starting eleven from Sunday’s game working separately from the rest of the team. The bad note though was Carlos Edwards pulling up a second time with his thigh strain and he will again have to sit out the match against the Colombians while midfielder Aurtis Whitley missing the training with his ankle injury and is also out of Tuesday’s final Group A match against Colombia from 5pm. Defender Brent Sancho was however able to take part in the session.
Honduras tops the group currently with four points, same as Panama with T&T third on two points. T&T could advance to the quarter final stage with a draw against the Colombians and end up as one of the two best third placed teams, once Canada or Cuba does not end up winners in their clash by a massive margin. But Beenhakker knows a win will make it safe and three points for Colombia will knock the "Warriors" out.