Los Angeles: Jamaica's assistant coach Miguel Coley says they will play attacking football in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, starting this week, contrary to their approach against teams in the recent Copa America.
Jamaica lost all three matches against Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina and failed to convert during their first appearance in the tournament. Coley says his team has gained momentum and confidence from their participation in Copa America and will be a force to reckon with when they compete in the Gold Cup, reports CMC.
"In Copa America we had tough games which we could not take many chances because those teams we played against, once you open up, they will punish you. So we had to be playing very tight and a bit reserved. But at the Gold Cup, with the confidence within the team, we expect us to take more chances at goal," said Coley here on Tuesday.
Jamaica will kick-start their Group B campaign on Wednesday against Costa Rica at the StubHub Center, then face Canada on Saturday in Houston before closing out the preliminary stage against El Salvador in Toronto on Tuesday.
"We will also be working on our finishing. While we did well at the Copa America, we were not able to score any goals. But this time around we will be working hard to create as many chances as possible," Coley added.