Skipper Anton Pierre of TT Pro League club Defence Force has picked up the ‘Courts MVP’ title of Round Two.
The elated ‘Army’ player received a brand new 21-inch flat screen television courtesy Courts (Trinidad) Ltd following in the tracks of Caledonia AIA midfielder Marvin Oliver, MVP of Round One.
Pierre told ‘ttproleague.com’, “When I first saw the MVP of the round and Marvin Oliver had won it, I said to myself, I could really do with something like that.”
“It’s not about wanting to win a TV,” Pierre explained. “To receive an award such as the Player of the Round is just a great feeling for any player.”
Pierre a veteran defender with the Army/Coast Guard professional football club led his team to a massive achievement this season climbing from ninth position to third place on the League standings.
His steady top class performance in defence for ‘Army’ during Round Two has earned him the ‘Player of the Round’ title but personally the former Trinidad and Tobago international would prefer that younger players in the League step up to such an achievement.
Commending the involvement by Courts, Pierre said, “Courts has done something great here, by supporting the League. What they have done is create something extra for the younger players to look forward too. I would now like to see that those young players improve on their game to take such an award in the future,” said the 31 year old.
He also praised the overall effort by his teammates, saying, “As captain I always felt that I had to be outstanding. But what I felt helped me personally this season is knowing that the team came together and everybody is playing for each another.”
Adding that Coach Kerry Jamerson had also done his part but at the end of the day, the coach can do as much and it is the players to have to do it on the match day.
He also reminisced on one of his team’s earlier practice sessions this season saying, “I had allowed the players come out and talk about what they wanted. I also reminded them that for the last three years Defence Force have been struggling and it is time that we rise,” concluded the Defence Force skipper.