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John hails T&T’s Gold Cup showing.

Former national striker Stern John has hailed T&T’s senior team for one of the best showings ever at the Concacaf Gold Cup.

John played in three Gold Cups in which he scored three goals including a double in a 3-1 win over Honduras in 1998 and a penalty in a 1-1 draw against Costa Rica in 2002.

Currently the head coach of the T&T Football 7 Academy in Trincity, John attended a couple of the T&T sessions during their pre-Gold Cup training camp in Fort Lauderdale earlier this month.

“The team wasn’t having a good run and from what I saw from then to now, it’s been a massive turn around and all credit to the head coach and his staff and the skipper and his players,” John said.

“They were a bit unfortunate in the last match against Panama. Maybe the Mexico game took a lot out of them but they were outstanding in that game so you can’t really fault them. To come from two goals down and then fight right down until the end when you are behind against Mexico is no easy accomplishment.

“I was quite pleased to see the way the team carried itself, the players gave everything and that’s what you want to see from a national team. Hopefully they can keep this up and get the right support that can put them in a good way for the World Cup qualifiers coming up,” said T&T’s all time leading goalscorer.