Warner pleased with team’s performance despite elimination

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Head Coach of the Under-20 men’s football team, George “Cajuwawa” Warner, says he is pleased with the performance of the team in the Under-20 CONCACACF Championships in Florida despite their elimination in the group stages.
Warner, who spoke on the Good Morning JoJo Sports show, blamed poor decisions and lapses in concentration for the result.
“I would say an eight out of 10 would round the performance that the youths had. I wouldn’t say that the games were tough really but if you look at all the games no team basically outplayed us. We just had some bad moments at times and made some bad decisions on the pitch. I would say a lapse in concentration really cost us some of the matches.”
He remained confident that the team in the future will bring much success since this squad competed for the first time at the tournament and can compete again in future competitions.
“The guys them are improving, the team that we took to Tampa had only two players that would have competed the last time, Zayn and Leroy Graham, everyone else is a first-timer.
“The team is a very solid team…the future is real real bright because we actually have 90 percent of this team that we can take back with others added to it that we can take back to this tournament.”
Warner continued on to state his belief that the gap between larger and smaller territories in CONCACAF is getting smaller, noting their performance versus frontrunners, Honduras.
“The gap is close mostly to us in Antigua and Barbuda. We can beat anybody, on any given day. They may be more technical than us, but we got it, we can turn them around too. When we use our little pace going down the flank or going straight down the middle, it’s difficult to stop.”
Warner has meanwhile expressed his interest in coaching at the senior level but however stated his satisfaction in remaining with the youth. 
Antigua and Barbuda were eliminated from the tournament after finishing fourth in Group C with six points behind frontrunners, Honduras (15 points), second place-Cuba (12 points) and third place- Dominican Republic (9 points). 

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