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Embattled coach undaunted

Nick Maitland

Embattled coach undaunted
Embattled coach Russell Latapy (third right) and his coaching circle discussing strategy at one of their final sessions before departing the island. (Picture by Nick Maitland)

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As the internal and external inquest into the Barbados Tridents’ humbling loss to Bermuda in the Concacaf Gold Cup qualifying round continues, head coach Russell Latapy insists the side is focused on moving forward from the result and he remains committed to the development of the players and the sport in Barbados.

“I can safely say the way we do things and our organisation from the day I came in, to the way we are now is a lot better. I think the result of that is the emergence of a lot of young players coming through,” Latapy explained.

“Credit for all that goes to the belief that a lot of people put in me and the Barbados Football Association (BFA) for us to design things in a certain way. One bad result doesn’t erase the good things we are doing, the same way one good result doesn’t erase the bad things either.”

“We will continue to work and do the best we can to leave the game in a better place than we found it. It is still my belief that we are moving in the right direction and like everything else in life, sometimes you get knocked back and you must sit and rethink it, then move forward with fresh strategies. I believe in a lot of things we have done in the past to get us to this point.” (NM)

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