Knight hails Vassell as special talent
National goalkeeper Amal Knight hails Harbour View and Reggae Boyz midfielder Peter Lee Vassell, as a 'special talent' and expect the former Cornwall College star to be a important part of the national senior team for years to come, after his late penalty earn Jamaica a 2-2 draw with Barbados on Monday.
Vassell, who scored twice against Grenada in their 5-1 win last Friday and was the best player on the pitch that night. He was equally impressive against Barbados and fittingly scored the equalising goal from the penalty spot as Jamaica came from 2-0 down to earn the draw. This, after Marvin Morgan had pulled a goal back four minutes earlier.
Rashad Jules and Zeco Edmee had put the Bajans 2-0 up at half-time.
But Vassell, who netted his first goal against Antigua and Barbuda in April, has now netted four goals in four international games and Knight, one of the few experienced players on the regional two-match tour, said the player has proved his worth and looks ready to take his place as a pivotal member of the team.
"Peter Lee is very special. He's a special talent, you could see it from he was playing daCosta Cup. He made the transition to the Premier League and he has done pretty well for Harbour View since going there.
"Now he got his chance in the national set-up and he is proving his worth. He is scoring goals, he has four goals from four international matches and he has been playing a pivotal role in the team," the UWI goalkeeper said
"He trains hard, he works hard off the field and this is a testament of what we are seeing now when he goes on the field and how he is performing. He is one for the future and already he is doing very well.
"I respect him very much, hopefully, things get bigger and better for him in the coming months and years. But he will be in the (national) set-up for a long time, as long as he keeps the focus and continue to train hard. The sky's the limit for this young man," he said.