Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence today announced a 20-man squad for the September 6th International Friendly against United Arab Emirates.
There were call ups for European-based duo Keston Julien and Kathon St Hillaire as well as a recall for Charleston Battery midfielder Ataulla Guerra. Some of the notables back in the team include German-based Joevin Jones, Sheldon Bateau, Shahdon Winchester, Levi Garcia, Nathan Lewis, Aubrey David, Khaleem Hyland, Daneil Cyrus, Triston Hodge, Kevan George and goalkeepers Adrian Foncette and Marvin Phillip.
The team assembles in Barcelona on September 3rd before heading to Girona for the match.
“It is important that we understand that the squad was selected with different things to take into consideration. There were a number of players that were very close but we had to take into consideration the amount of time we will have in terms of training because the journey will take almost over day and half. We had to select a squad of players that basically knew what exactly what we are about and how we want to work and the things we want to do. We need to put in a performance and try to get a result,” Lawrence said.
“We took the opportunity to bring in players like Keston Julien and Ataulla Guerra to give them the opportunity to come in and push for a place in the team. We have to have a competitive squad. Going into this game we are going to challenge ourselves in a different way. Me the head coach, I am going to challenge myself in terms of right, ‘can we go and win the game’. The objective is to try and win the game,” he added.
See Full Comments from Lawrence below.
SHELDON BATEAU, F.C. KAIRAT, KAZAKHSTAN
DANEIL CYRUS,AL-OROBAH F.C., SAUDI ARABIA
AUBREY DAVID VAASAN PALLOSEURA F.C., FINLAND
ADRIAN FONCETTEPOLICE F.C., T&T
LEVI GARCIA HAPOEL IRONI KIRYAT F.C., ISRAEL
KEVAN GEORGE CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE, USA
CURTIS GONZALES DEFENCE FORCE F.C., T&T
ATAULLA GUERRA CHARLESTON BATTERY, U.S.A.
NEVEAL HACKSHAW CHARLESTON BATTERY, U.S.A.
TRISTON HODGE W CONNECTION F.C., T&T
AKEEM HUMPHREY CLUB SANDO F.C., T&T
KHALEEM HYLAND AL FAISALY F.C., SAUDI ARABIA
JOEVIN JONES DARMSTADT 98, GERMANY
KESTON JULIEN AS TRENCIN, SLOVAKIA
NATHAN LEWIS INDY ELEVEN F.C., USA
DUANE MUCKETTE CENTRAL F.C., T&T
MARVIN PHILLIP CENTRAL F.C., T&T
KATHON ST. HILLAIRE SC ZNOJMO , CZECH REPUBLIC
JOMAL WILLIAMS W CONNECTION, T&T
SHAHDON WINCHESTER SJK SEINAJOKI, FINLAND
DENNIS LAWRENCE -HEAD COACH
STUART CHARLES FEVRIER – ASSISTANT COACH
STERN JOHN -ASSISTANT COACH
ROSS RUSSELL – GOALKEEPER COACH
ISRAEL DOWLAT – DOCTOR
DAVE ISAAC -MEDIC
SARON JOSEPH -PHYSIOTHERAPIST
SAM HUGGINS – TRAINER
MICHAEL WILLIAMS – EQUIPMENT MANAGER
WAYNE CUNNINGHAM – MEDIA OFFICER
RICHARD PIPER – MANAGER