Omar and Aaron reflect on their international duties with the Spice Boyz
Town's defensive duo spoke to Shrewsweb shortly after arriving back from their international duties in which the pair enjoyed a successful international break securing two dramatic wins against St Kitts-Nevis and Belize to stand them in early contention for qualification in the next Concacaf Gold Cup.
It was Omar's first international call-up and he explained how he thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
“I really enjoyed it, it’s always good when you get two wins as well, the whole experience was amazing, the group that they’ve got there is a good bunch of lads.
“The culture is different to here, the Grenadian culture is very steeped in music so there is a big atmosphere before games with music blaring loud and you even hear it during training sessions.
“Both games were last-minute winners so any game where you win last minute there is a lot of emotions so that on top of the music is something special.
“After the game, they have a carnival so it was natural for the lads once they were showered to get out there and celebrate which was a really special feeling.
“The football itself was good, you’ve got lads ranging from professional football to semi-pro so there’s a real mixture, it’s not the highest of standards so the tempo is a bit slower.
“I think they’ve missed having a partnership like me and Aaron, that solid foundation helped us to build from that. We created a lot of chances and we’ve not really taken them so the games should have been won a lot sooner.
“There are some good players over there that can definitely kick on so I’m hoping if we push on as a team it might give enough exposure for all of the lads to kick on.”
Omar and Aaron are due to return to International duties in the middle of October. Omar explained what’s in store for the Spice Boyz when they return.
“If we do a job on French Guiana, it looks like we could potentially win our group, it’s ambitious, it’s not going to be easy but after the start we’ve had against two good teams who were meant to be favourites, we believe in ourselves we can win the group and qualify for the gold cup.”
Aaron is currently captain of the Spice Boyz, also spoke about his time with the squad.
“It’s always good to represent your country, especially captain your country.
“We got the 6 points we needed which is a great start, hopefully we can continue from there.”
“We’ll play the team that’s in second place next and touch wood if we beat them then it gives us a great advantage to qualify for the gold cup.”
“There was great support and good energy, it’s a new squad so we actually only had a few days to get things sorted out as a unit. We’ve still got a long way to go but we’ve got the three points in both games so that’s a real positive.”
“Omar really enjoyed it, part of the culture after the victory there’s always a mini-festival and the energy was fantastic and it was loud. I’m sure he enjoyed it as much as I did.”