Warriors fired up for Guatemala contest

August 30, 2016
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Captain Kenwyne Jones says Trinidad and Tobago are highly motivated for Friday's World Cup qualifier against Guatemala, especially following their difficult away trip there last November.

In what was the opening Group C encounter of the fourth round at the Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City, T&T battled their way to a 2-1 victory, but Jones said the memories of the trip were still fresh.

"We also have some fire in our bellies. In some way we have a recompense for Guatemala ... for the way we were treated in Guatemala," Jones said.

"Yes, we know it's all part of football, but we are fired up for Friday."

T&T lead Group C on 10 points, three clear of CONCACAF giants United States on seven, with Guatemala on six ,and the already eliminated St Vincent and the Grenadines lying bottom without a point.

Importantly, the Trinidadians are yet to lose a game having racked up three wins and a draw, but Jones said his players were taking nothing for granted as they chased qualification for Russia 2018.

"I've already had that conversation with them so they know what the rewards can be," said the former Sunderland, Stoke City, and Cardiff City frontman.

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