Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015. 1:10 pm CST.
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: After a poor performance in Toronto on Friday, Belize’s Jaguars are determined to reverse the narrative and achieve fourth-round qualification in the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
They need to upset a 3-0 scoreline at the FFB Stadium in Belmopan. The last training practice took place at Price Barracks, Ladyville, and according to assistant coach Charlie Slusher, Belize did not adjust to Canada’s style of play and did not follow through on the game plan to press forward.
He also told News 5 that we lost mental focus and forgot how to play on the road. Belize lost two goals when defensive anchors Everal Trapp and Jarrett Davis caught cramps and had to come out for treatment, suggesting a lack of conditioning or adaptation to conditions in Canada took their toll.
No one knows more than the Jaguars how much the loss stings. According to FFB Executive Member, Marlon Kuylen: “As they came off that plane, I spoke with some of them and they are disappointed, they are frustrated, but more importantly, they are upset—upset with the way they performed or the lack of performance, I should say.
And they can’t wait to get back on the field tomorrow night so that they can redeem themselves because they know deep within that they can beat this team. And they are about to prove it tomorrow night. However, we will need the fans out there to give them that extra boost. So that is what we are asking; that the fans come out [Tuesday] night.”
The Jaguars will need to score at least three goals more than Canada to have any hope of advancing
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