Although disappointed that T&T failed to move into the knockout round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, interim coach Angus Eve believes the men did well, in spite of the challenges.
This follows last night’s 1-1 draw with Guatemala, which saw T&T finish their group in third place.
The national team took the lead in the 12th minute through a neat left-footed finish by Reon Moore.
However, Guatemala levelled the score in the 77th minute through a header by Gerardo Gordillo.
Eve said, “Well, I was disappointed tonight (last night) because we wanted to be on the front foot. We started that way. I thought we dominated the game’s first half. When we scored the goal, we never really pushed to get the second goal to kill off the game. And then second half, I think the fellas went in a shell trying to keep what they have. We were trying to drive them forward and they just kept dropping back. That was never in the plans today and it’s the first time I was actually disappointed in the group.”
Eve believes the team still did really well, despite the challenges faced leading up to the competition, including losing key players and not having other players available.
He said there is much to look forward to, based on what was achieved in the Gold Cup.