Ma Pau midfielder Devon Jamerson made his senior international debut for Trinidad and Tobago, coming on in the second half of the recent 2-0 loss to Chile in Iquique. And now he’s hoping to cement a regular spot in Russell Latapy’s team.
At age 21, Jamerson is also hoping to emulate the kind of career his father, ex-Strike Squad player Kerry Jamerson had which saw him ending his career as a player with the Defence Force before going on to coach at the same club.
“Yes he (Kerry) has been a help to me. He spoke to me before we went to Chile and told me to be calm and just be myself out there on the pitch if the chance came for me.
I know he was a player for the national team even though I didn’t get to see him much of him playing for the country but I would like to go on to become that kind of player and maybe even go on to greater things,” Jamerson said.
Looking back at his debut, he added that he knew it would be challenging.
“Well I know being a national player is not an easy thing. There will be challenges and I expected that game to be hard because Chile is a good team and they qualified for the World Cup but we did pretty okay and we can only get better from here.
I’m looking forward to being part of the team in the future and hopefully I can progress to becoming a better player as well with the experience I am gaining now as a member of the national side.”
"The head coach also spoke to me, letting me know what to expect and gave me advice on how to go about things.
I wasn't too nervous but obviously for your first game you must have some nerves but I came through okay in the end and now I'm looking forward to keeping my spot in the team," he added.