Not every player on this planet would let the chance to play for his national team go to waste but then again not every player is Marlon Harewood. The Aston Villa striker has declared that playing for his club is more important at the moment than featuring for his nation Barbados. This comes in response to the Barbados coach Eyre Sealy reportedly interested in luring first generation Barbadorian Harewood in England.
My whole family are Barbadian but playing for Barbados hadn’t really crossed my mind. Truthfully my dad used to say ‘don’t go back to Barbados because it’s not as good as playing for England.’ Probably later on, maybe in another couple of years, I’ll consider playing for them but not at this moment. I followed Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago in the World Cups and I think Barbados are trying to do something similar and get players like myself who are Barbadian to play for them.
Is Harewood right to defer his decision whether to play for Barbados or not?