Finland-based defender Aubrey David turned out to be one of the key performers for T&T at the Caribbean  Cup Finals in Montego Bay in Jamaica.

The former national Under-17 and U-20 player was a starter in Stephen Hart’s team for three of the matches during the championship after missing out on the previous semi-final stage in T&T.

Playing with FF Jaro in the Finnish top flight, David, who also played for Guyana at the senior level, said he owed his progress to hard work and self-belief.

“It was a decent tournament and I think we deserved every bit of success we achieved in getting to the final. Unfortunately the result didn’t go out way but we fought till the end and that’s the best one can hope for,” David said.

“I think my game has seen some improvements and my transition from playing in Trinidad to Europe has played a big part in my ability to perform on the international stage. I can only hope to continue developing and improving.”

David will return to the Caledonia AIA line-up but hopes to move back to Europe next season.

“I will be back at Caledonia but I’m hoping another opportunity comes up when the transfer window reopens in January. I feel my game is good enough to keep a spot on the national team and of course I want to play at a high club level because  it’s definitely helping me. I can’t stay relaxed and think my place is fixed on any team. I have to keep delivering every match."