English-based midfielder Andre Boucaud described Tuesday’s 3–2 win over Curacao as one of his toughest encounters yet in competition for T&T.
He arrived from London on Sunday evening to join the T&T camp at the Sunset Beach Resort in Montego Bay. He was given the starting nod by Stephen Hart and battled on for 90 minutes against Curacao.
Boucaud had to labour on for much of the second half as Curacao gave everything in search of an equaliser after Kevin Molino had given T&T a 3–2 lead in the 50th minute. Captain Kenwyne Jones had notched a first half double.
“This was definitely one of the hardest games I’ve played in a competition for T&T. We’ve had some really big games but this one was tough. Curacao just kept coming at us but we did well to hold them off,” Boucaud said.
“We had a good start even though we conceded first and should have put away a few chances. But once they got leveled, they just got new life and made it really difficult for us. But it’s good because we showed good character and I think now we can settle down and play some good football in the remaining games."