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Dixon: This Portmore team can get better

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott

Portmore United are into their second Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final in two years, and although coach Linval Dixon does not see much difference in this team from the one that lost 2-1 to Montego Bay United in last season's finale, he insists that they have a lot of quality and more room to get even better.

"There is not much difference (from last season) because we have the same team, except with the inclusion of Jeremie Lynch, but there is nothing different," he insisted.


Not lacking quality


Dixon noted that the team did not lack quality and underlined that the players still had the desire to get better every day.

"This team has a lot of quality players. Sometimes it's difficult to pick the starting team based on the quality, but this team understands what it takes to perform and to win," said Dixon. "They always have the drive to win because it's a mentality we develop in training, and it keeps them going, and they only can grow from strength to strength."

"They know that for them to be on top, they have to improve day by day, and they don't want to settle to be good players. They want to be the best, so they push each other, and they respond well to work," Dixon stated.

Portmore will face an Arnett Gardens team which is in its second final in three seasons and Dixon said that his players were excited and anxious about the test that awaits them.

"They (players) were disappointed last season, but they have that drive and want to make it better this time around, so we don't want to leave it to chance," he said.

"They are excited and they are anxious to be back at the finals. Losing to Montego Bay United in the final and to be back here is really a good job from the players. But we haven't play the final as yet, so we still have to be grounded. We still have to be focused and be ready to play."

The RSPL final will be played at the National Stadium tomorrow at 8:30 p.m.