TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO: Shaka 'encouraged' * - EntornoInteligente / Trinidad Express / SHAKA HISLOP has lamented that Trinidad and Tobago was robbed a legitimate goal during their 0-1 World Cup qualifying loss against Mexico on Tuesday night but says he was encouraged by the overall showing of the national team players at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

“As much as the goal was wrongly disallowed, as a team, we can take heart from opening the scoring against Mexico and maybe that puts us in a good position going forward,” Hislop said, speaking on ESPN in the aftermath.

“We got the benefit of a dubious offside decision against Panama, they rightly had a goal disallowed, and we got the three points because of it,” Hislop continued. “Going forward a few days, we were wrongly disallowed a goal, the opening goal. I thought that was huge for a number of reasons.”

Hislop said he was impressed by what to expect of the team under his former teammate and new T&T coach, Dennis Lawrence.

“I am very encouraged by what I saw in both matches against Panama and Mexico,” Hislop said. “Our qualifying campaign does not hinge on what happens against Mexico. Maybe more this time around, we can get something from the US.”

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