Hart, Jones praise Soca Warriors

November 19, 2015
Stephen Hart

Both head coach Stephen Hart and captain Kenwyne Jones have praised Trinidad and Tobago's never-say-die attitude following their battling nil-all draw with CONCACAF giants United States, in their 2018 World Cup qualifier here Tuesday night.

Playing in their fourth round confederation contest at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, T&T had the better of the exchanges in the opening half, but was forced to withstand a surge from the visitors in the second half before coming away with the point.

"I thought the players left everything out on the pitch tonight. They pushed themselves from the start and they never let up," Hart said.

"I was really impressed with the way we handled the game, but, while a point is good, I felt we had the chance to get the win tonight. But we'll take it and now we have the rest of games to look forward to next year.

The draw left T&T second in Group C level on four points with the United States, who lead the standings courtesy of a superior goal


Last Thursday, the Soca Warriors opened their qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win over Guatemala away in Guatemala City.

"The team really came out and gave a fighting display and I don't think anyone can be disappointed with what we had on the pitch tonight," said Jones, who scored against Guatemala.

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