Waterhouse ‘ready’ for scouted Herediano
Waterhouse coach Marcel 'Fuzzy' Gayle said he has done his research on Costa Rican outfit HS Herediano, who they face in the first leg of their Concacaf League first leg match at the National Stadium, this evening at 6.
The Drewsland-based team has been preparing for the Central Americans for the last three weeks through scouting and Gayle is confident that from what he has seen, his side can get the win and go into their second leg away tie with an advantage.
"Preparation has gone well thus far," he said. "We are still fine-tuning what we want to accomplish, but we set some goals and objectives (for the game) and, hopefully, we can come and execute. I have watched them a few times and did some research, and they are a very competitive and organised team. We have to stay organised and compact and do what we have to. But we are optimistic, confident, and raring to go."
Gayle has also called on the general football public to come out and support their local team in this Costa Rica versus Jamaica international club football decider.
"We need the support not just from Waterhouse, but Jamaica at large," Gayle said. "This is Jamaica versus Costa Rica and we want to promote it like that because we always talk about international football and I am trying to use this opportunity to invite every Jamaican to come out and support, so we are inviting all to come and enjoy."
Captain Keithy Simpson said the players were looking at the game as an opportunity to showcase Jamaican talent to the whole world.
"It's an opportunity to see what Jamaicans (footballers) can do, not just Jamaica as individuals, but as a team," Simpson said. "It is going to be tough and you have to show respect to your opponent, no matter who it is, because football is played on the day.
"So regardless of who we are playing, we just have to go out on the day and apply ourselves properly and perform our roles and functions, and, hopefully, on the night, with a little luck, we can come out victorious. We have to try to make the best use of our home games and, hopefully, we can go into the second leg with a great advantage. If it's a win, it will put us in a good position, and we know what we will have to do when we play away."