Soca Warrior midfielder, Carlos Edwards of Luton FC, writes his syndicated column for the Guardian and gives an insight into the upbeat T&T team that is looking past the first round to even the quarterfinals. The lads love Leo Beenhakker who seems to have blended a nice combination of rigorous training with off the field downtime. Here is Edwards take on his coach.
“Beenhakker is an expressive coach. He doesn’t hold back. If he’s happy, he’ll let you know but, if he feels you’re not giving him your absolute all, he’ll have a pop at you. All the players like him and respect him because Leo is 100% frank with us.
He’ll bollock Dwight Yorke, he’ll bollock anyone. He doesn’t take any nonsense and, since arriving, he’s made a huge difference. We certainly wouldn’t have qualified for the World Cup without him.”
And Edwards on the T&T fans who will definitely light up this World Cup with their festive spirit, song, and music
“The Soca Warriors’ supporters are the best partiers in the world and, you never know, they might even persuade the German police to join them in their fun and games. They also demand we play good football, regardless of whether we win or lose, and we certainly won’t let them down on that score.
I think they’ll enjoy themselves. I just hope we can give them something to remember for the rest of their lives.”
The Soca Warriors will probably be the most popular team in this World Cup with their fans. Great soccer and a bacchanalian spirit.