RCI St. Lucia
posted on February 25, 2015 09:10
St. Lucia’s U17 Men's National Football Team left the island this morning for Trinidad and Tobago this morning, the team under the leadership of coach Cassim Vaso Louis is on its way to Honduras, where they will contest the 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.
According to the head coach, Team Saint Lucia is determined not to be intimidated by bigger nations, when the tournament kicks off later this week.
Despite being drawn into a difficult Group B alongside Costa Rica (February 28), two-time defending champion Mexico (March 3), Panama (March 6), Canada (March 9) and Caribbean champion Haiti (March 12), the head coach expects his squad to play positive football and give a good account of itself in Honduras.
“There are two objectives [for this tournament]: we will use it as a development step and two, I don’t think we should go into this tournament believing we’re the whipping boys,” “I think we should go in there and fight and whoever we play against, they should have to be fighting to beat us. We should not go out there thinking these are the big names in CONCACAF and, therefore, we should just bow out. No, we will go out there and give a fight.”