Newly appointed Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) technical director Alfredo Montesso, says the national senior men’s team is high on confidence ahead of their crucial clash against Mexico in the CONCACAF World Cup qualification hexagonal stage, at the National Stadium today, starting at 8:30 p.m. Montesso also hinted that Harbour View midfielder Jermaine Hue may have a role to play in today’s game.
“The training sessions have given us confidence. The guys are in high spirit. We had some changes in the team due to injuries and other reasons. They have responded well in training, and the pace of the training session today (yesterday) was really high,” Montesso told the media after the team’s closed-door session at the game venue yesterday.
“I have a prediction of a very good game. We have in mind that we have to capitalise on points to remain competitive,” he noted.
Montesso said the team will not be disclosed until today. “Theodore (Whitmore, head coach) has been thinking about the team, so tomorrow morning we will decide.”
Although the team was not revealed, Montesso indicated that creative midfielder Jermaine ‘Jerry’ Hue, who has not played in the previous three games in the round, could be used at some point during the game.
“Jermaine Hue played very well in the game against Tottenham and has looked very good during the training sessions. He plays sometimes the left (midfield) and sometimes in the centre. What we believe is that he is more creative in the middle of the field. He is a playmaker, so in the middle of the field I believe he will play some part in the game tomorrow (today),” Montesso said.
“I believe he will give more support with his passing skills. He will be considered to play,” the technical director emphasised.