Interim Reggae Boyz Head Coach Paul Corridor is joyful to have taken a degree in Tuesday’s 1-1 consequence in opposition to Mexico within the CONCACAF Nations League A match, however the former Reggae Boy believes that his staff missed a trick in not taking all three factors at house.
Jamaica led after three minutes by way of a bullet header from Leon Bailey, however the guests pulled stage with the final kick of the primary half by way of a header from Luis Romo.
Each side threw all the pieces in assault within the second half however couldn’t discover one other objective.
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The consequence left Jamaica atop the three-team group with 5 factors from three video games, with Mexico second on 4 factors from two video games and the eradicated Suriname with one level from three video games.
Jamaica confirmed their place within the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup match by advantage of being within the prime two groups.
“I used to be joyful nevertheless it was a winnable sport and I assumed that Mexico acquired away with one there, though that they had a great deal of possession and so they had some good possibilities for themselves,” famous Corridor throughout a post-game presser.
He added: “We have now certified (for the following CONCACAF Gold Cup tourney) which was an important factor. My factor was I wished the gamers to win this sport at this time, I felt they deserved it, I felt that they had labored effectively within the week and if I’m being sincere I feel we paid them a little bit bit an excessive amount of respect.
“We allowed a objective however I imagine that we gave them that objective, I don’t imagine that they earned that objective, we gave them from an absence of focus and anyone not doing their job.”
Mexico was quickest out the blocks after the kick-off and may have opened the scoring within the opening minute however by some means Jamaican captain Andre Blake smothered a gilt-edged likelihood from Luis Chavez from the centre of the objective, and Uriel Antuna inexplicably missed a simple tap-in on the again put up.
They have been made to pay for that miss as Bailey timed his run to perfection from the precise flank to reply a wonderfully weighted cross from the left by Shamar Nicholson.
5 minutes later Nicholson nearly doubled the lead when his agency header from a Junior Flemmings left-sided nook crashed in opposition to the crossbar.
However much like the opposite video games within the competitors, the Jamaicans regarded weak on the again, notably on their proper aspect. Nevertheless, a gap developed from the left aspect when Antuna skilfully dismissed a wild problem from Damion Lowe on Jamaica’s left aspect of the defence earlier than teeing up Orbelin Pineda who cleared his path earlier than taking pictures simply large of Blake’s right-hand put up.
Shortly after the left aspect of defence was breached once more by Mexico’s proper again Kevin Alvarez, who unleashed a pile-driver that Blake might solely block out of play.
However in a sport the place possibilities got here at each ends, Flemmings launched Bailey with a neat by way of the move, however the precise winger’s minimize inside resulted in his shot crusing simply large of the far put up.
Within the closing minute of time added in first-half motion, Kevon Lambert created a foul halfway his defending half on the left of centre. Chavez whipped in a lethal free-kick which was headed house by Romo, to silence the house crowd.
Corridor admitted weaknesses in defence, notably on the precise aspect.
“We weren’t very robust in that space tonight (Tuesday) and we all the time wish to make certain we’re robust in these areas and once more after I return and overview the sport then we now have to make it possible for we glance to repair it… we’re all the time in search of individuals who can strengthen these areas, so sure the right-back space was one, however that takes time and we now have an enormous, lengthy break now to have the ability to type that out.”
The coach, who’s but to signal a take care of the Jamaica Soccer Federation to tackle the job completely, was disillusioned within the method through which his aspect conceded the equaliser.
“After a couple of scares we have been fairly snug after which we switched off [on] focus. I don’t know what occurred, it was the final kick of the primary half, which is de facto irritating for it to occur and go in at 1-1.
“The boys have been a bit deflated, however I simply wished some optimistic vibes at halftime to return out and ensure we a minimum of hold a clear sheet within the second half and that’s what I requested the gamers to do and so they delivered it.”
Shortly after the resumption, Nicholson went shut but once more after Lowe intercepted a move simply contained in the opponents’ half and the move was relayed to Bailey who slipped by way of Nicholson contained in the penalty space.
Nevertheless, Nicholson’s cheeky chip over the advancing goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota was acrobatically cleared off the goal-line by a retreating defender.
Diego Lainez, who entered the sphere on 67 minutes, nearly made an immediate affect when he minimize in from the precise however his shot was pushed by goalkeeper Balke behind for a nook.
And because the sport drew to an in depth, Chavez practically received it when he ran from deep in midfield to power Blake into one other good save after being left uncovered by his disorganised defence.
Corridor sees positives in his bettering staff
“I imagine we’re beginning to develop, that sport a couple of months in the past we most likely would have misplaced it, so we now have come ahead a little bit bit however we nonetheless must do higher.”
Groups: Jamaica – Andre Blake, Jamoi Topey, Damion Lowe, Amari’i Bell, Javain Brown, Devon Williams, Kevon Lambert (Roloando Aarons 82nd), Ravel Morrison, Junior Flemmings, Leon Bailey, Shamar Nicholson
Booked: Topey (7th), Bell (47th), Damion Lowe (57th)
Subs not used: Kemar Foster, Jahmali Waite, Ricardo Thomas, Earl Simpson, Jordan Scarlett, Tyreek Magee, Oquassa Chong, Daniel Inexperienced, Kaheem Parris, Atapharoy Bygrave
Mexico – Rodolfo Cota, Jesus Angulo, Julio Dominguez, Kevin Alvarez, Jesus Gallardo, Kuis Romo, Fernando Beltran (Erick Sanchez 77th), Luiz Chavez, Orbelin Pineda (Diego Lainez 67th), Uriel Antuna, Santiago Giminez (Henry Martin 77th)
Booked: Antuna (37th)
Subs not used: Carlos Acevedo, David Ochoa, Julian Arayo, Sebastian Cordova, Israel Reyes, Marcelo Flores, Erik Lira, Erick Aguirre, Rodolfo Pizarro
Referee: Bryan Lopez (Guatemala)
Assistant Referee 1: Logan Brown (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Wasnah Barnado (Antigua and Barbuda)
Fourth Official: Rubiel Vazques (USA)
Referee Assessor: Hector Vergara (Canada)