Trinidad and Tobago Soca Warriors and the Jamaica Reggae Boyz ended their friendly game on Saturday with the Soca Warriors being the victors. The well-fought match ended 0-1 with Reon Moore scoring the deciding goal in the 67th minute.
Head coach Hemeir Hallgrimson, in an interview with local media reporters, made some interesting points about his new team in their debut match together. He explained that he also learned a lot about the T&T team, and one of those things was that when they are pressed, they resort to playing long balls. In addition, he indicated that if his team had noticed this during the first half of the match and adapted to reacting to and defending these advancements as soon as possible, the outcome would have been different.
He made note that his original game plan was to see all the players on the team in action and that the players who did not get a chance to play in this match would get that opportunity on Tuesday. The Reggae Boyz will however get a chance to redeem themselves on Tuesday as they will be playing against each other once more.
The coach indicated that the entire purpose of matches like these is to determine the positions and specific roles of the respective players on the field, and he wished to ensure that young players are given a chance to make a name for themselves through these matchups.
He then advised that they also need time to play on an international stage to gain more experience. Coach Hemeir Hallgrimson is anticipating that with these new findings about their opponents and his team, they will play an even better game on Tuesday.