Reggae Boyz head coach, Winfried 'Winnie' Schäfer, has refused to call curtains on the country's 2014 World Cup Qualifying campaign, despite the team languishing at the foot of the CONCACAF Hexagonal standings.
A stoppage-time goal by Jermaine 'Tuffy' Anderson secured the fourth point of an ill-fated campaign for the Reggae Boyz, as they ended 1-1 with Costa Rica inside the National Stadium on Tuesday night.
The point did not do much to improve the team's position, as they will need to win their remaining two games against leaders USA (16) and Honduras (11), while hoping that Panama (eight) and Mexico (eight) fail to win any of their remaining two matches. Costa Rica (15) and USA have already booked their ticket to Rio.
"Everything is still open; Mexico have eight points and we have four points," Schäfer reasoned. "Now a draw is not enough, we have to win our next match in the United States."
WE CAN WIN
The United States match will be on October 11 and newly appointed Schäfer is confident of a win, as he is now more familiar with his players.
"I am sure we can win against the United States," Schäfer said. "Now I know my players, which player will give more than 100 per cent, which player will give everything for my team, and that is why I know that we can change the situation."
Schäfer, who was only in charge of the team for his second game, is also looking forward to getting back some keys players for the crucial encounter, including Demar Phillips, as he desperately wants a genuine left-footer on that flank.
"Austin will come back and Ricketts, we have four weeks time (before the USA game) and now I know all my players," Schäfer shared. "Phillips is injured and I hope he comes back, as he is one of the best players, I hear, on the left side."