St Lucia’s Under 20 men’s team arrived here on Monday with a mission in mind, to continue their winning ways over Trinidad and Tobago after defeating the National Under 17 team 2-0 in the Caribbean Football Union Qualifiers in 2014 in Haiti.
“It’s by design that Trinidad and Tobago scheduled their game against us last,” St Lucia’s technical director Cyril Podd said.
“They think they owe us one, so the toughest game will be left until the last game. This is the same team that has been together since under-15, so it’s still a development process. We have introduced three or four older players who will be brought in to strengthen the team. They have great team spirit, which is what you get when you build a team from under-15. You can see the camaraderie and the progress, not just individually, but as a team, and I’m quite confident the boys will deliver.”
St Lucia began their campaign with a 2-0 win over Turks and Caicos on Wednesday. Only the winning team from the four-team group will get automatic qualification to the CFU Final round in Curacao in October. T&T also started off with a 1-0 win over Guadeloupe courtesy of a Jarred Dass 48th minute item.
“We will no be underestimating any of the teams including St Lucia. Our objective is to top the group and advance, T&T head coach Brian Williams said.