He is essentially an all-action midfielder who can do everything
Reggae Boy new recruit Karoy Anderson believes he has attributes that can improve the national team. The midfielder is expected to add depth to the squad. This is his maiden call-up for Jamaica.
The 19-year-old midfielder was born in England but he is eligible to play for the Carribean nation. He plays for League One side Charlton Athletic. He revealed that he is excited to play alongside club teammate Michael Hector. He described Hector as an experienced player who is a role model for many younger footballers.
Anderson describes himself as a busy midfielder. He said that his game revolves around defending and going forward. He is essentially an all-action midfielder who can do everything.
Jamaica coach Heimir Hallgrimsson drafted Anderson into the squad that is competing in the Nations League. Jamaica has been placed in Group B together with Haiti and Grenada. The Reggae Boyz already thrashed Grenada in a game that ended with a score-line of 4-1 on Friday. They are set to clash with Haiti on Sunday.
Anderson told journalists that he was surprised to be called up for international duty. He said that he couldn’t believe that Jamaica had included him in their squad although he has always wanted to play for the Reggae Boyz. He said that he called his mother immediately after receiving the news. He said that his mother began crying with joy after learning that their son would represent their home country. He said that it’s difficult to describe the joy of playing for Jamaica.
Anderson revealed that he qualified to play for Jamaica because his mother and grandmother were born in the Caribbean nation. His grandmother was born in Trelawny while his mom was born in Clarendon. He told journalists that he has always been surrounded by Jamaican culture although he grew up in England. He said that he loves Jamaican food and music.