Head coach of the National Under-20 football team, George Warner, said his players gave their all during the CONCACAF Under-20 World Cup Qualifiers held in Costa Rica.
His statement comes on the heels of an admission by General Secretary of the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) Gordon Derrick, that the young squad was under-prepared for the mammoth task, having not played any noteworthy friendly matches leading into their Group A campaign.
“I am proud of them; they held their own and they understood exactly what took place around them so they know exactly what they have to do-even the coaching staff and the technical director. The hard work that we put in, we basically saw it. We know also that we not only fell short but we know exactly what we have to do next time,” he said.
Warner, one of the country’s most successful coaches, agreed that the team should have played better opponents leading into the competition…