RICHMOND, Virginia– Barbados goalkeeper Keasel Broome knows that a very difficult contest awaits next Saturday, October 13 in a 2019/20 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying Matchday 2 visit to El Salvador.
Speaking exclusively with Concacaf.com, the veteran stopper says that the intense atmosphere of the Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador will test the mettle of the Bajan Tridents.
“El Salvador will be a big test for us, we can’t be intimidated by the crowd, we have to be ready and do our best. They have a lot of quality so we know it’ll be a tough game,” said Broome.
While playing in San Salvador is never an easy task for any opponent in Concacaf, Broome is relishing the opportunity to play in such an environment, yet also acknowledged the challenges that come with it.
“It doesn’t get much bigger than this for us. A lot of our guys don’t have that much experience playing in front of a packed stadium in Central America. We are going to have to be organized and make sure we communicate,” said Broome.
Barbados’s CNL campaign got off to a positive start with a 2-2 draw at Guyana in which England-based forward Hallam Hope and Krystian Pierce provided a major boost.
“I thought we played well, maybe we should have gotten more being up late 2-1, but it’s a road point so we’ll take it. Scoring two goals was a positive and having Hallam and Krystian was the biggest key for us,” said Broome.
Ever the football aficionado, Broome also took in plenty of the other action around the region and came away impressed with the quality on display in the CNL.
“I think so far the CNL has been great. I love how Concacaf and FIFA came together to do this. You can see there is a good level in the region. We just have to continue to do our best and try to help ourselves out as much as possible on goal difference when we are in a position to score a lot of goals,” concluded Broome.