T&T football in search of the next Dwight Yorke claims national coach Lawrence

By November 23, 2018
Trinidad and Tobago coach Dennis Lawrence Trinidad and Tobago coach Dennis Lawrence

Trinidad and Tobago coach Dennis Lawrence is hopeful of seeing the country capable of producing players capable of replicating the success of its golden generation.

The like of Dwight Yorke, a Manchester United stars, Russell Latapy and Stern John wowed opponents and fans at the highest level of the game.  While admitting that the current squad lacked that level of talent and experience, the coach, who was part of a historic team that took part in the 2006 World Cup, admitted that it was the national programme’s ultimate objective.

“I don’t think we have a player at that level. Dwight Yorke won the Champions League and played in the Premier League for a number of years.  That is the talent we need to get back to,” Lawrence said in assessing the current squad.

“We need to have players on this more competitive level because it helps the football and it helps the other players around them.

 The idea is for us to come together as a group and develop that type of talent,” he added.  The coach insisted that it would be a work in progress.

“We going to create the Dwight Yorke and the Stern Johns and the Russell Latapy over a number of years but for now it’s all about baby steps.”

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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