National Captain Glenson Prince says the team will have to regroup and do better as they continue to with hopes to qualify for the next round of the FIFA World Cup.
Dominica’s World Cup campaign suffered a major setback as the national team was beaten by the Dominican Republic on Wednesday in their opening encounter at the Estadio Felix Sanchez.
The national team was off to a shaky start before recovering later in the first half to head into the interval locked at 0-0.
The Dominican Republic Team however capitalized on an error in the midfield and Nunez Rodriguez scored what turned out to be the eventual winner in the 52nd minute of play.
The National Team put up a brave effort in the end but struggled to create chances and the Dominican Republic held on for a 1-nil win.
Team Captain Glenson Prince spoke with DFA Media after the defeat.
“I’m very disappointed,” Prince stated during his post-match interview with the DFA Media. “Especially knowing the manner in which we gave up that goal. We know that is how the Dominican Republic wanted to play, we know they are very dangerous on the counter-attack and we gave that goal, that was disappointing.”
The Dominica team also found it a bit tough to settle in the first 15 minutes of the match on Wednesday. Prince says, “At that level, it’s just too long. You have to settle probably within the first 3-5 minutes and play. We have some positives that we can take from the game but all-in-all it was a very disappointing performance.”