'Butter' vows Portmore won't slip
Portmore United's captain, Ewan 'Butter' Grandison, said that being in a third straight Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final, his team cannot afford to let this one slip.
Having lost to Montego Bay United, 2-1, in the 2016 final, and also by a similar scoreline to Arnett Gardens last year, Grandison is extremely confident that Portmore will go all the way and win the final on Monday night at the National Stadium.
"We have to remain as calm and focused as we were in the semi-finals. I have to keep every man focused and make sure they give a hundred per cent, because this is our third straight final," Grandison told STAR Sports after his team beat Cavalier 3-0 in the second leg semi-final on Sunday.
"I know about all the pressure, so we will go and prepare for any opponent. I really want this one, can't let go this one," the Portmore captain shared.
Looking back, at the decisive semi-final against Cavalier this past Sunday, Grandison said his team studied their opponents and was prepared for their system.
"We played them in a couple of games before and acknowledged and analysed them, so anything that they came with, we could manage, because we planned for them in terms of formation and style," Grandison pointed out.
"We went three at the back and packed the midfield as we did not allow the Cavalier team to play. It was difficult for them," he noted.
"We enjoyed the game as we were all confident as a team. Everybody was anxious for the game. In previous games, we allowed them to play, but on Sunday we pressed from the start and got the early goal from Jovan (East), then settled quickly and controlled the tempo, we were in charge," the national senior team midfielder said.