Hart: We’ve achieved nothing to date

Stephen Hart was no short of crediting his team for their unbeaten start to the “Road to Russia” campaign but he has warned that nothing has been achieved as T&T must now look to take care of St Vincent/Grenadines away on March 25th and then at home on March 29th next year.

“All the players did their part and the fans were a wonderful twelfth man. When you consider that we flew back here after almost ten hours after reaching the airport in Guatemala on Saturday morning, and then have to get the sessions and prepare sufficient for such a big game, you really must give credit to the boys for their efforts,” Hart said following the recent two matches against Guatemala and the United States.

“We are growing and maturing more and more. That’s all part of becoming a unit and we’re going to continue striving towards that and getting to being the team that I think we are strongly capable of. But we have to be mindful of the fact that we have not really achieved anything that warrants any celebration. Yes we can say it’s a decent start but there’s a very long journey ahead and we must take the course as it comes.”

“Our backline was solid, the midfielders were compact and did their job and of course our front runners were penetrative and caused a lot of problems for the opponent. Kenwyne worked very hard and I was pleased with his efforts. Generally I can’t say there was anything more I could have asked for from the players. But of course we would have loved to be sitting on six points heading into next year and we’ll just have to keep plugging away towards qualifying for the next stage,” Hart concluded.

The team will resume training in late December ahead of the Copa America Centenario playoff with Haiti in Panama City on January 8th. The teams already through to the Copa America 2016 include Brazil, Argentina, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica Jamaica, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru.