Delial Brewster is the latest Under-18s player to report from the Dallas Cup. The striker speaks about his match-clinching goal in the 2-1 victory over Kyoto Sanga - a result which boosted the Young Blues’ chances of qualifying for the semi-finals.
I knew after we lost the first game against Tigres on Sunday that it wasn’t over. It happened last year and we went on to win the next two matches and qualify for the semi-finals.
Today we showed great spirit and got a great result.
We started really well and got the opening goal through Nathan’s penalty. Kevin Sheedy told us at half-time just to keep going because he knew we could play better. Unfortunately it didn’t go the way we wanted with our opponents getting the equaliser but we showed true spirit and got the win in the end.
My goal… it was a typical one for me. I got the ball on the halfway line, saw space in behind, kicked it and ran. I showed composure when I was one-on-one with the keeper and thankfully I slotted it in. But I was just happy we won really, to be honest.
When I got back to the hotel, the first thing I did was have an ice bath - I needed that after 180 minutes in two days! It sorted my legs out and I’ll be ready to train tomorrow.
Real Salt Lake on Wednesday is another must-win game for us. We showed great spirit today and if we carry that on, I can see us going through.
We will just try to win the game and see what happens. That’s our main objective and hopefully it’s enough to get us through to the semi-finals.