All about defence for young Boyz
Jamaica Under-17 coach Andrew Edwards says his players will be looking to improve on defence when they take on Cuba in the second match of their two-game friendly series at the Jamaica Football Federation's Technical Centre, today at 3 p.m.
Edwards was pleased with the team's defensive display in the first game which ended 0-0 at Winchester Park Sunday but he wants the team to be even tighter in today's game..
"I thought our defending was fair overall. We were recovering the ball better higher up the pitch and in midfield it was a lot better than usual. We also did better in the second-half and that reduced the number of chances. So overall it was a big step forward," he said
The young Reggae Boyz have not won in five practise matches, losing two games to both USA and Canada in November, but although winning the second game against the Cubans today is of vital importance Edwards said he will remain focused on his developmental targets.
"We always want to win the games ... and we never want to hide that fact. Winning builds confidence and improves morale but we are a work in progress and we have to make sure we don't emphasise too heavily on results when we have developmental targets to improve on," he added.