Hall Was Angry at His Team’s Weak Defensive Execution
Reggae Boyz head coach Paul Hall said that no co-relation among his players and a week defense were the main reasons that made Catalonia beat Jamaica 6-0 in a friendly international at the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. This match went down on Wednesday, May 25th.
Former Barcelona player Gerard Deulofeu of Catalonia scored the first goal in the 4th minute then the next in the 29th minute.
Mac Bartha added another goal for the Catalonians in the 3th minute followed by another goal in the 45th minute by Gerard Deulofeu. Catalonian Ferran Jutgla also scored in 74th minute followed by Javi Puado who topped off the score in the 89th minute.
The Reggae Boyz defensive unit consisted of Ramone Howell, Jamoy Topey, Tarick Ximines and Ajeanie Talbot.
They were no match for the Catalonia attackers who were swift as they had already taken the lead of 4-0 by halftime.
Talbot incurred an injury after the first twenty minutes and was substituted. Ximines had already left the pitch.
Hall revealed to media sources that he had been discomfited by the team’s weak defensive execution during the match.
He explained that this was caused by the players being new to each other hence they did not know each other.
He also stated that the match provided an opportunity for the fringe players to display their skill on the international skill before the Nation’s League matches scheduled for next month.
However, former national assistant coach Bradley Stewart said that the Reggae Boyz heavy defeat did not surprise him. He said that he knew that this would happen since the team players did not train together.