Head Coach of the Under-20 men’s national team, Fitzgerald Carter remains optimistic his team can qualify for the 2023 FIFA Under-20 Men’s World Cup, despite their 3-2 loss to Bermuda on Saturday night.
The young Tridents equalized the score in the 91st minute, but Bermuda pulled away a minute later to take the win at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium.
“I generally think we didn’t play well against Bermuda in how we moved the ball. We didn’t play what we trained. We have made it a little difficult for ourselves, but we definitely need to win the next two games and we have also put our fate in the hands of the opponents and how their results turn out,” he said.
But despite the shortcomings, Carter said they were still looking to progress and the chance was still there.
“I do have confidence in the guys that we will rectify this result in the next game. We will be working tirelessly to get them to that place where they will be focused mentally on playing and having the courage to play. I think once we get these things right in the next few hours leading up to the game, it will be a better showing for our country,” he said.
Barbados currently stands in third place with zero points in Group C and would have to defeat Puerto Rico and St Vincent and the Grenadines if they are to advance to the next stage.
They face Puerto Rico today at 4 p.m.