Leverock laments Bermuda mistakes

  • Bermuda captain Dante Leverock

    Bermuda captain Dante Leverock

Danté Leverock, the Bermuda captain, admits his side’s heavy defeat against Mexico in the Concacaf Nations League was “tough” to swallow.

“This is League A, we’re playing a powerhouse in the region and it’s a good experience,” Leverock said. “I think we are going to take all the positives from it and learn from our mistakes.”

“I don’t think we gave up. We continued to fight, even though it’s tough when you concede five goals. That’s never nice, especially for a defender, but we continued to fight. We had some good periods. We had chances and that’s encouraging to have chances against a powerhouse in the region. But again you can’t make individual mistakes at this level.

“I think it comes down to individual mistakes and their quality. At this level when you do make those individual mistakes you will get punished. It’s tough.”

Bermuda goalscorer Nahki Wells said he and his team-mates demise owed much to their “lack of experience” at this level.

“Just another difficult evening against a really tough opposition, lack of experience at times proved the difference,” he said. “We commend them. They were the better side but we also know it shouldn’t be that scoreline.”

Wells admitted the goal Bermuda conceded just before the break was a major turning point in the match.

“We worked so hard to stay in the game and then to concede again on the 45th minute just deflates you,” he said.

“We came out with our heads held high but we can’t climb too big of a mountain against sides like this. We just ain’t good enough so we have to take this one on the chin and learn from it. We are still a young group at this level and these occasions will only help us in the long run.”

As for his strike, the Queens Park Rangers striker said: “I knew if I could get the ball in and around the box on either foot I had chance. It got to me and I executed.”

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Published Oct 12, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 12, 2019 at 5:47 pm)

Leverock laments Bermuda mistakes

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