New T&T Coach Vows Playing Style to Match Warriors’ Talent

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Trinidad and Tobago’s new head men’s national senior soccer coach vows to change team’s style to match the players’ talent.

Fenwick Terry“Fenwick, Terry”Former England international Terry Fenwick recently took over from Trinidadian Dennis Lawrence. He criticized T&T’s playing style and vowed to change it and get better results. The Soca Warriors’ only appearance at the World Cup was in 2006, when Lawrence was a player.

“I think the past administration was playing a style of football that clearly doesn’t work and sticks out like a sore thumb, based on the results that we’ve seen,” Fenwick told the media recently.

“I’ve got to change that. We’ve got to start playing a style of football (soccer) that suits the players that we’ve got. And we’ve got some terrific players; we need now to play to their strengths.”

T&T will attempt to once again rebuild their profile under Fenwick, after experiencing a wretched run last year. The Warriors went 14 matches without a win to mark their worst patch of form in recent history. The only success was a 15-0 crushing of minnows Anguilla in November.

The run of form resulted in the sacking of Lawrence in December and Fenwick, who signed a two-year deal as his replacement, said an overhaul was now necessary to move the national program forward. He said there would be phased introduction of new players to freshen up the squad.