April 22, 2021

Latapy happy with experience from Cayman Airways U15 tourney

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Trinidad and Tobago Youth coach, Russell Latapy, while believing there is much work to be done for his under 15s, sees growth from their participation in the Cayman Airways Invitational Under 15 Youth Cup.

Latapy though, has cautioned that the massive improvement that the country is waiting for among its younger players, will take time.

“Listen, it’s not going to come overnight but we are doing something with our youth teams that from what I understand, hasn’t happened for some time,” said Latapy.

On Friday Josiah Edwards scored in injury time to help secure a 1-1 draw for Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 15 Boys against American club DC United in their closing group encounter at the Cayman Airways Invitational Under 15 Youth Cup on Friday night in Grand Cayman.

T&T fell behind to an early second half goal by DC United but never let their heads down, battling to get themselves back into the match. The result left them with two draws and one defeat from their three games and they will play a final game against Cayman Islands national under 15 team on Sunday at 3pm. The semi finals have been set with Cavaliers facing Cuba and Manchester City taking on IMG Academy.

The goal for Edwards of Brazil High School, was his second of the tournament after he struck the tying goal in last week’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

Latapy said afterwards that he was somewhat pleased with the team coming back to earn the draw.

“We got a late goal once again to help ourselves to a result and credit to the boys for that. But again, I felt there were moments in the game that we didn’t capitalise on and we found ourselves having to chase the game,” Latapy told TTFA Media.

“I would like to see us be more clinical in some of the things that we are doing and control the game to the tempo we would like it played but again it’s an experience for the boys where they are picking up and experience things more with every game we play which is good as we prepare for the Concacaf championship in a couple months time.”

“We had an opportunity to play agains three very good teams so far with kids coming from a fully professional setting with their academies and have been together for long periods so it turned out to be a good test for us out here,” Latapy added.

For more on this story go to: http://www.sportsmax.tv/?q=articles/2017/05/06/latapy-happy-experience-cayman-airways-u15-tourney

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