FRISCO, Texas – Bermuda captain Dante Leverock made history by scoring Bermuda’s first ever Concacaf Gold Cup goal. Now Bermuda is looking for its first Gold Cup win when it faces Costa Rica in Group B on Thursday night at Toyota Stadium.
“It was a proud moment; it was a great feeling to score in front of my family and the traveling fans,” said Leverock in an exclusive interview with Concacaf.com. “We were unlucky to not get the win. Personally, I am happy, but I would rather win the game.”
Now, as it seeks to turn the page, Leverock knows what Bermuda is up against in facing Costa Rica, who currently leads Group B.
“They made the last World Cup, they are obviously a top team full of professionals, but you know we are not afraid of them we are going to go out and play.
“We are not going to sit back and allow them to do what they want to us. We have our game plan. A small country in the Gold Cup is an honor in itself, but we want to compete in each game. You know I said to my boys I believe we can get a result if we play to our potential and we are still looking to get out of the group and there are still two games left,” said Leverock.
“We know that Costa Rica are the favorites, but we are going to try our best to upset the odds,” said Bermuda Head Coach Kyle Lightbourne in a pre-match press conference on Thursday.
As for Leverock, he knows this is just the beginning of a long project for Bermuda.
“It’s a lot of hard work and anything is possible. We are opening doors for young boys and girls and hopefully this continues over and over in Bermuda,” concluded Leverock.