MONROVIA, Montserrado – Liberia left back Adolphus Marshall hopes the Lone Star will put lessons learned from their abject 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign to good use in future matches.
Côte D’Ivoire ended Liberia’s dream of playing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a humiliating 3-0 loss at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old Marshall has featured four times for the Lone Star since he made his debut against Togo on June 14.
Marshall, who was participating in his first World Cup qualifier, felt disappointed that Liberia was unable to progress to the third round of the campaign.
“We’re very sad about going out like this, but there’s not much we can do about it now,” Marshall told The Bush Chicken.
“Naturally, I’m delighted to have had the chance to play in the World Cup qualifiers, but right now, all I feel is sadness because we really wanted to make the third round. And I think we deserved to as well.”
With some brilliant performance by the Liberia in the past two months, football pundits believe the Lone Star is regaining its proper form.
Marshall thinks they are capable of bouncing back in the upcoming matches.
“There’s no question we’ve got a good team with a lot experience. With old hands like Alseny Keita around, we can still achieve big things for Liberia and African football in the next few years to come.
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