Trinidad and Tobago and Vibe CT 105 W Connection goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams is promising to take the new look ‘Soca Warriors’ through to the Digicel Cup finals as he looks forward to putting on a good show between the uprights.
Williams has occupied the number one spot in goal for the ‘Warriors’ since after the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The W Connection custodian played four international friendly matches, his last being against Austria.
Speaking with ‘ttproleague.com’ ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Digicel Cup matches Williams said, “I have played four matches in a row for the national team, I think that I can take this team to the finals of the Digicel Cup, and hopefully go on to win the competition. The experience and skill that I have gained so far, my aim is to try and keep a clean sheet throughout the tournament.” said the confident W Connection goalkeeper.
Williams also expressed satisfaction with the squad of players chosen by national coach Wim Rijsbergen, even without players from Pro League giants CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh, “I have to admit that Jabloteh has a lot of quality players, and they will be missed, but Trinidad and Tobago on a whole has a number of good players.”
“I have seen quality players over the last month who I have trained with, both the US based and local guys. I believe the coach has selected the best players in the camp, who can do well at this tournament. It is now a good opportunity for the new guys to impress and earn themselves solid positions on the team.”
“As for me I am going all out to put in a solid performance in the Digicel Cup and help the team to a place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup where I hope to be the number one choice in goal as well,” added the goalkeeper.
As for who will wear the Captain’s armband for T&T, Williams said, “It is obvious we only have a few senior players. We have World Cup player Densill Theobald who could be first choice and then we have the likes of Kerwyn Jemmott and Gary Glasgow who are very experienced players, but I don’t believe there would be a problem with who wears the armband. We are all going to do our part,” ended Williams.
Trinidad and Tobago will face Barbados in the opening match of the Sedley Joseph Group at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Friday 12th January.