‘Warriors’ fine tune before departure
Trinidad and Tobago’s senior footballers had their last full session at the Hasely Crawford Stadium yesterday evening before their scheduled departure for Buenos Aires tomorrow night.
T&T’s Soca Warriors will play Argentina in a friendly international on June 4.
Head coach Stephen Hart observed a 90-minute match between two teams comprising players from the squad. There were no major injury concerns at the end of the training camp, which was supported by the Sportt Company of Trinidad and Tobago, with only goalkeeper Marvin Phillip nursing a slight problem.
“Generally it’s been a good camp for us. I’m pleased with the mindset among the players and I’ve seen some good things,” Hart told T&T Football Association media officer Shaun Fuentes.
“Of course, the key moments will come over the next few days. When we get to Buenos Aires the conditions will be new to us and we’ll assess everything and ensure the players are settled in and that everyone can focus on the match next Wednesday,” Hart added.
Former national forward Jason Scotland, who checked out the team’s training this week, is wishing the Warriors well in their two matches against Argentina and Iran.
“This one is big. It’s good for the Association to get such an absolutely massive game against Argentina. I’m kind of jealous of the guys really because I don’t think in my time we got the chance to play in such a big match outside of the World Cup,” Scotland told Fuentes.
“I think the young talent is there and the average age is around 25 and it’s great to see the younger players coming through and growing off the experience of some of the more experienced guys like Densill (Theobald) and Kenwyne (Jones). I hope they can go there and give a good showing and take everything away from the experience,” said the Hamilton striker, who scored in regulation time and the penalty shootout to lead his club to a playoff win over Hibernian and promotion to the Scottish Premiership.