Thu, Feb


His last gasp equaliser against Mexico in the Group phase CONCACAF Gold Cup encounter will go down in history as the item that completed one of the greatest comebacks in the tournament’s history and certainly by any national team of T&T. For Yohance Marshall, it was a moment to cherish and a few weeks later he’s now reflecting on the current phase of his professional career in Mexico.

“It’s an exciting period for us but we have also got to keep out feet on the ground. There will be a lot of expectations for our team after the Gold Cup performance and particularly the game against Mexico. A lot of people will be looking to see what happens in this game. I think we need to be patient, prepare properly and go into the game making sure we do all the right things,” Marshall said. 

“For me personally I’m looking towards the game with a lot of anticipation but we see this game as preparation for a much bigger stage which is the World Cup qualification. These kind of games go a long way in helping us prepare for the campaign,” he added.

Marshall signed with Mexican Ascenso MX League (Second tier) club Murcielagos last month and made his debut on Saturday in a 2-1 loss to Juarez, coming on in the 46th minute for Uruguayan Rodrigo Pastoroni. Two days later he joined the T&T team in Salt Lake City for tomorrow’s international friendly with “El Tri”.

“It’s been a pretty decent period for me and a good start with the club,” Marshall said. “I made my debut in the second half before coming to Utah and so far I could say I’ve settled in quite well. The team gets about ten thousand fans for each game and of course they are football crazy across there.”

He said there are some persons who identify him by the goal against the Mexican at the Gold Cup.

“Some people bring it up yes and I guess they recall the goal but I think the more performances and results we can gather like that one will do us a whole lot of good when it comes to our recognition as players and as a country in the footballing world,” Marshall said.