Posted on September 9, 2012
It’s time to move on.
That’s what one of the scoring heroes of Jamaica’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over the United States says.
Rodolph Austin, who scored the first goal of the Reggae Boyz’ comeback in the CONCACAF Group A match, was looking ahead and not back immediately after the historic result.
“To God be the glory, the team is working hard and we are doing well,” Austin told the Sunday Gleaner. “We stick together and we are a part of history now, but we are not going to get carried away.
“We showed heart and we, as Jamaicans, we are breaking a lot of barriers now and it’s just for the public to stop killing the team and get behind us, because we are a strong nation and a strong team. There are a lot of negative people, but they need to get behind the team and stop come on the TV and hide behind a camera and talk.”
Austin performs for Leeds United in England.
“I am playing with a lot of confidence especially when I am shooting, and I am just enjoying life, enjoying playing the game, and this was a nice win for the people to celebrate,” Austin was quoted by the Sunday Gleaner.
“I just keep my emotions the same way, I don’t get carried away; win, lose or draw, it’s just for the fans to celebrate and my friends and family,” he said. “I work hard for everything in life and I am just enjoying it and making my family and the nation proud.”
The U.S. will host the Jamaican in another qualifier in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday night.
Categories: Caribbean, Jamaica, U.S.A., World Cup Qualifying
Tags: Reggae Boyz, Rodolph Austin, World Cup qualifying