Martinique coach Bocaly: “We get to play against top quality in this competition”
For Martinique Head Coach Mario Bocaly, the chance to compete in the Gold Cup means much more than just the remaining games in the group stage.
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DENVER, Colorado – Martinique’s 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup campaign continues on Wednesday with its second match in Group A versus Cuba at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.

For Martinique Head Coach Mario Bocaly, the chance to compete in the Gold Cup means much more than just the remaining games in the group stage.

“We gain a lot of advantages by competing in the Gold Cup because we are a small island and in this competition we can play against top quality,” said Bocaly.

“We have players who play in the Martinique championship and then we can increase the level of each player and give them ways to work well,” added Bocaly.

The Martinique boss also took a moment to hail Concacaf’s OneConcacaf initiative, adding that the Concacaf Nations League is sure to help the development of football on the island.

“The OneConcacaf project is a good thing for Martinique because during the Concacaf Nations League we have the chance to play against teams of top level, and Martinique football grows when we can play against teams like Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras and Mexico,” said Bocaly.

Joining Bocaly in the press conference was MF Jordy Delem, who says that the team has put the disappointment of last Saturday’s 4-0 loss to Canada behind them and that they are focused on earning a win against Cuba.

“Losing is always difficult, we have to prepare for tomorrow so we have to stay focused on what’s to come,” said Delem.

“Personally, I feel very proud to represent my home country. Each time I wear the jersey I try to bring as much as I can,” concluded Delem.