'Messi' eyes Reggae Boyz spot

August 13, 2016
Marsh

Former Cavalier attacker, Chevone 'Messi' Marsh, who made his debut for Finnish Second Division outfit KPV Kokkola on Sunday and played all 90 minutes in his team's 5-3 defeat to KTP, expects his move to Europe to improve his chances of becoming a regular in the national senior team.

The former national under-20 star has twice been selected to the senior squad this year.

In May, he replaced the injured Gil Barnes, and more recently for the Copa America Centenario, but he is yet to feature for the Reggae Boyz.

"Now that I am overseas I expect to get a real chance in the national team. I see where I can feature more as everything is better here. The training is better, the level is higher and I have been waiting on this opportunity to showcase myself to Europe and to be seen on the international scene," he said.

"My performance will tell but it's all up to Coach Schaffer, and if he believes in me and gives me the chance. I know what is required. I have to do it week in week out, be consistent," he added.

The 23-year-old described his move to Europe as a dream come true, and says he intends to make the most of his time there.

"All is going well, my new teammates are relating to me and they are excited that I am ready to play. I have been waiting for this moment so long," he said.

His aim is to score at least 10 goals and exert his attacking influence all around.

"As an attacking player, the most important thing is to score or assist to get your confidence up. I am on a mission and I am just planning to do the damage and execute the best way I can," he said.

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