North East Stars Tobago-born Central Midfielder Shane Sandy wants to be another player after Dwight Yorke and Daneil Cyrus to play in a FIFA Under 20 World Cup for this country.
“This is my first national team call up and it’s a wonderful feeling. I just have to keep working hard. Everyone knows when to laugh and when to work hard. We are improving our team chemistry. Coach Williams is a possession-based coach and he stresses a lot on fitness. I know what it is to be on a winning team having enjoyed success with “Naps” at the Premiership level so now my focus is keep winning with the national team,” said Sandy.
The 19-year-old spoke about his admiration for players from Tobago, having grew up in Plymouth, same hometown as Cyrus.
“I look up to players like Trevin Caesar and Keon Daniel. I want to reach somewhere in the game like they have. Up to yesterday after W Connection won, Cyrus was speaking to me. He keeps telling me to just keep working hard, run, run, run as much as you can and keep learning.
“That is my drive – to keep focused and keep a high work rate. Hopefully it takes me where I want to be,” Sandy added.