The Captain of the National Soccer Team Teah Dennis has described Sunday’s 2-2 home draw against Togo as frustrating and puts the country in a difficult position for qualification.
Teah Dennis speaking to Liberia Football Today said although Liberia did not get the much needed victory all was not lost and is hopeful with teamwork, commitment and an efficient strategy, the Lone Star can pick up the points in Tunisia to secure a nations cup birth.
He said it was very frustrating after going up 2-0 and the country got excited and then to see the lead slip; placed him in a state of confusion and it is something that keeps haunting him since Sunday, June 5, 2016.
The Lone Star Captain said he and his team went out on Sunday in search of a win but football has a way of turning destiny around.” Sometimes you played a game and sometimes the game played you but I don’t think anything significant went wrong but that’s football we must pick up the pieces and face the future with the courage and determination that we can beat Tunisia”, the Lone Star Captain stated.
Teah Dennis believes that during the 2nd half of the match there was a drop in momentum after the Lone Star went up 2-0 and that drop in momentum affected the tempo of the game.
“We need to keep our heads up high because that’s football; we have a very young and good team. We want to reach our goal by qualifying for the 2017 Nations Cup Finals in Gabon therefore I want to make this promise to the Liberia people that we will put up a big surprise in Tunis on September 3, 2016”, Dennis confidently said.
The Lone Star Captain revealed that every member of the team is feeling downhearted stating we went close to the finish line and had a drop in momentum but all is not lost. He said the draw has affected him personally causing him to have sleepless nights.
He said he is keeping fit and in shape as his preseason approaches and is hoping that the team can keep playing together while most of the players are home now on vacation.
On his partnership with Dirkir Glay in the central defense of the Lone Star, Teah Dennis was full of praise for his defensive partner.”Dirkir is a very good and excellent player, tough at defending and reads the game well; I hope we continue that partnership for the national team in the future as we all still have sufficient time on the team”.
Speaking on his club career, Dennis said it is his dream to play in Europe but all depends on his agent while stating that football comes with luck and some good players don’t easily make it to the top leagues in Europe. However, he is hopeful his agent could work out a move for him move to Europe very soon.