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Monday, 10 October 2011 04:12
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Trinidad and Tobago stand in captain Stern John has spoken out in light of this country's latest defeat to Bermuda by saying it was one of the better performances he's witnessed by a national team in recent time. John, now a veteran of 113 international matches with 70 goals, had two opportunities on goal in the match, while Julius James, Hughtun Hector and Lester Peltier also went close.Kevin Molino was T&T's scorer.

"It's a real pity the fans in Trinidad could not see the match because I can tell you, after the game I was saying to few people and to myself that I couldn't believe we lost the game after the kind of football we played," John told TTFF Media.

"I'm not trying to defend the players or even the coach but I think we were just unfortunate on the day. Bermuda had three chances and they took two. We really kept the ball and played it around the park well for almost all of the match. We played like a team in that our possession and the way we went forward and defended also was the best I've seen from a national team in a while or even years. And I think credit must go out to the boys when you consider the age of some of them. Of course goals win matches and we didn't convert," John added. "We'll have to work at a few things and come back better."

The former Sunderland player has been through it all with the national team, loved one day and heavily criticized the other.

"I've been through it and worse before. I know the fans and the critics as well as the many people who call themselves football experts will be having a go at us because it's hard to accept a loss to Bermuda when we are looking to be able to compete with the likes of Mexico and Costa Rica next year.

"But this is football and we have to come back better and it begins with a win over Barbados on Tuesday," John said.

Otto Pfister conducted a 70-minute session at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Sunday morning and do so again on Monday.

Barbados are scheduled in on Sunday evening. Tuesday's match kicks off at 5pm. (Oct 9,2011)

Last Updated on Monday, 10 October 2011 04:22