Soca Warriors off to a bad start
Trinidad and Tobago head coach Stephen Hart says that despite a slow start, the team will not panic for the final round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualification. The Soca Warriors have failed to pick up a point in two outings so far after losing 3-1 against Honduras at the Estadio Olimpico on Tuesday. Goals from Romell Quioto, Emilio Izaguirre, Eddie Hernandez secured the win for the home team, while Carlyle Mitchell scored what turned out to be a consolation goal for T&T. The loss added to the opening round disappointment of a 2-0 home loss to Costa Rica, which leaves the twin island republic in fifth place. Hart admits the team must get things together quickly, but does not believe a slow start to the campaign means the team doesn’t have a chance of making the World Cup. “The last time we qualified for the World Cup in the first three games we had just one point. Of course, after these defeats things are difficult and have to rejuvenate the team completely to turn things around,” Hart said. “We made mistakes, Honduras beat us physically but some situations like the first two goals we could have saved, but they beat us physically,” he added.