CHERRIES star Marcus Tavernier’s dreams of one day going to the World Cup seem that little bit more real by watching his teammates on the biggest stage. Asked if seeing his teammates playing on the biggest stage in Qatar made his dreams of playing at a World Cup feel more like a possibility,
Marcus Tavernier said: “Yeah, definitely. I congratulated them when they got announced, and I’m looking forward to seeing them out there. It’s every kids’ dream to play at the World Cup and I’m no different. It’s something that I want to do in my life, but I know that I have to keep working hard and putting the right performances in on the pitch. Hopefully I can do that, and one day I can get a call up to the national team.”
Members of the squad who were not called up for international duty, either for friendlies or the World Cup returned to training this morning, with Gary O’Neil leading his first session since being confirmed as permanent head coach. Cherries will shortly fly out to Dubai later this week for a warm weather camp, where they will also play a friendly with Belgian top-flight outfit Royal Antwerp on December 4. Speaking about the job O’Neil had done prior to the announcement that he was Cherries’ solution to their head coach vacancy,
Marcus Tavernier commented: “Give him all the credit in the world because he’s been nothing but great for us. It was a tough ask when he first came in and you see straight away the performances and the way that we’re playing, it’s been great and we can’t thank him enough for what he’s done so far.”
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