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Head coach happy with victory

Anmar Goodridge-Boyce, anmargoodridge-boyce@nationnews.com

Added 06 September 2019

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Nick Blackman (centre), who scored twice on his international debut for the Tridents said he was overwhelmed by the huge crowd support. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

 

Head coach of the Barbados senior football team Russell Latapy has lauded his players for a dominant performance against Saint Martin in their opening game of the Concacaf Nations League.

The Tridents easily brushed aside their Caribbean visitors 4-0 at home on Thursday night at the Wildey Turf. It was a convincing victory, with local fans leaving the ground extremely satisfied with the level of football on display.

Speaking during a post-match press conference, Latapy, a former midfield maestro told reporters the team achieved its main goal which was a positive result in front of the home faithful.

“I’m always happy with winning football games, that’s why we are here. I thought the boys worked really hard especially in the second part of the game. We started back brightly and we controlled that part of the game. I want us to be more prolific and efficient. We need to get a little better. I’m happy that we played at home in front of our fans and were able to score four goals and get a clean sheet. that’s the aspect of the game I’m happy with,” Latapy said.

The 51-year-old Trinidadian coach said his side is not yet the finished product but showed positive signs especially in the backline.

“There is still a lot of work to be done. There are a lot of things to correct but in general the objective was to get three points and we were able to get it.

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