Wed, Oct

National Team midfielder Keon Daniel says he’s by no means disgruntled over the termination of his contract by United Petrotrin.
The skillful Daniel, currently T&T’s topscorer in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers with four goals, added that he is somewhat relieved to be away from the club as it will allow him to focus some more on his international career without having any interference from (a) club.

He knows though that he will need to become attached to a club again before too long.

“In football there are always ups and down and while the club had some things to say about me, I wouldn’t say I am sad about the fact that they have released me. But I still felt it could have been resolved in a different way. I think they had their own plans for me but I wasn’t aware of them. I still want to thank the club for the opportunity they gave me to play in the League and I wish them well for the future,” Daniel told TTFF Media.

“The local season is almost over and the transfer window opens in January so I’m not worried. I know I will need to get another club and there are a few clubs interested. Right now my focus will be training with the national team and hopefully doing well in the Digicel Finals and the World Cup qualifiers.”

“I will keep fit because there will be some intense training with the national team and I will also be doing my personal training.”

Daniel spent three days on trial with Premiership club West Ham United earlier this year and hinted that the club has monitored his progress with the T&T team since his visit to Upton Park.

“If things were done differently who knows maybe I would have been there (West Ham) all now but that’s how it goes sometimes. I just have to remain positive and keep on working and playing hard…. trying to do the best I can,” the Tobago-born Daniel added.

He leaves with the rest of the T&T Senior team on Monday for Kingston where the “Soca Warriors” begin their challenge for the Digicel Caribbean Championships (DCC) against Grenada on Wednesday. The full T&T  squad for the DCC Finals will be announced on Saturday.