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INTERVIEW: To be captain of your country is an honour

27 January 2017

Reggie Lambe on captaining his country

We caught up with Reggie Lambe ahead of training on Thursday morning to speak to him about his week away on international duty with the Bermuda National Team.

“It was very good to go home and a very proud moment to lead my country out against Canada,” he said. “Even though it was a friendly, we took it as more than that. We took it as a chance to go and show Canada and whoever else was watching that we have a good side with good players, so teams should come and play against us to test themselves.

“To be captain of your county is an honour. To be the one to lead your county out, or even your club, it’s always going to be a great feeling. I think the players back there sort of look up to players who have been playing away professionally, so I think it gives them that extra boost. If we’re coming back to play with them they maybe think they need to up their game.

“International football can be different to normal league football. Some teams like to slow it down but we’re a more counter-attacking team. Once we do get the ball we like to get forward and score as quickly as we can.

“The weather wasn’t too great! It rained a lot, it was a bit windy, but we did have a few sunny days. On the day of the game it was nice, but apart from that it was just raining."

“I kept an eye on the Accrington game on Twitter," he told us. "I saw we went up early, but it was disappointing to see them come back so quickly.

"It’s not a loss, it’s another point on the board, so we’ll keep pushing on. Now that I’m back I can hopefully boost the team here. I think we just need to keep going and not get frustrated with each other. It isn’t going the way we expected but we need to come out of this rut and get some more wins on the board.

“We’re disappointed with how January has gone so far but we’re still third, but we want to try and get a bigger cushion between us and Portsmouth. You want to get a little cushion and pick up points on the teams ahead of us so you aren’t waiting for the last few games to be in the top spots. You want to gradually get there then cement yourself at the top.

“The next win will be important so we can let the teams above us know that we’re not falling off or taking our foot off the gas. If we can get a win on Saturday it will put a bit more pressure on those at the top.”

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