Former senior nationwide males’s soccer workforce head coach Carl Brown says that the present squad is healthier than the workforce that certified for the FIFA World Cup in France in 1998. He says that this cohort is greater than able to matching the feat with qualification for the event in Qatar subsequent 12 months.
Nonetheless, Brown, who was assistant coach to technical director René Simões in the course of the ‘98 marketing campaign, says that preparation would be the key to success.
He says that, irrespective of how good the gamers are, they may want time to gel and head coach Theodore Whitmore will want time and video games to determine his finest workforce forward of the qualifiers.
“We have now an excellent workforce,” Brown stated. “Wanting on the group (of gamers) we now have earlier than, and the chances that may be a part of us, we now have an excellent squad.
“However not as a result of you may put high quality collectively [ it means things will go well]. In case you don’t play collectively, and with out nice preparation, every part will disintegrate.
“All of us would like to see Jamaica on the subsequent World Cup, however every part will depend on preparation.
“If we fail to organize, we are able to put together ourselves to fail, and our largest problem now’s what we do between now and the qualifiers.
“This group is a greater group than the ‘98 squad however that ‘98 squad was properly ready for the World Cup and the outcomes we bought have been due to preparation. All I’m hoping is that we put our greatest foot ahead and I’m sure, if we do, we are going to get the outcome.”
Brown, who coached Jamaica to fourth place on the Concacaf Gold Cup in 1993, expects the Reggae Boyz to be difficult for the Gold Cup trophy when the event will get underway in July.
Nonetheless, like some native coaches and specialists, he says Whitmore might must sacrifice a few of his Gold Cup ambitions and use the event to assist fine-tune for the qualifiers.
“I don’t assume it’s one thing you may keep away from, the Gold Cup will give you high quality matches, at the very least three high quality video games for the workforce to play collectively,” Brown stated.
“So, for the long-term preparation for the World Cup qualifiers, the Gold Cup falls proper in place. It can give them an opportunity to know the England-based gamers.
“If we get it proper, I’m fairly assured we ought to be going to the following World Cup. Hopefully, we are able to get just a few observe video games earlier than the Gold Cup in order that he can go into the qualifiers along with his finest 11 in thoughts.”
With a latest wage dispute between the Jamaica Soccer Federation and gamers now settled, Brown says Whitmore is in a larger place to execute his plan with the gamers he needs.
“It offers us an ideal alternative to get our greatest workforce in preparation for the World Cup qualifiers,” he stated. “I really feel assured based mostly on the gamers we will assemble.
“The dispute appears to be behind us and it offers the coach a larger likelihood to focus on the gamers which can be accessible to him.”
The Gold Cup is ready to happen from July 10 to August 1 in the US of America. The Reggae Boyz kick off their World Cup qualification marketing campaign in September.