Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Christopher Birchall accepts his team must raise their game as they look to continue their winning start to their 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign in the CONCACAF zone against Barbados tomorrow.

A goal on the stroke of half-time from captain Kenwyne Jones saw the Soca Warriors scrape past Bermuda 1-0 in Port of Spain in their opening qualifier on Friday, but England-born Birchall knows there is plenty of room for improvement.

The 27-year-old Los Angeles Galaxy player said: "I know that none of these Caribbean teams should be taken lightly despite where they may be on the FIFA rankings. And they (Barbados) are at home so they definitely will be coming all out to get a result.

When you look at this team on paper you see the talent and the experience all there.

Christopher Birchall, T&T midfielder

"Obviously we know that the performance on Friday was not what we are really capable of. When you look at this team on paper you see the talent and the experience all there. But it will take us a couple matches to really get the chemistry going and this is why I'm also looking forward to a match like this against Barbados on Tuesday.

"We need to win all our matches and get to a level that will have us on par to compete against the likes of the United States and Mexico."

Barbados will be looking to bounce back from an opening 2-0 Group B loss to Guyana on Friday. Head coach Colin Forde said: "We know that our start was disappointing and the boys want to do well in this tournament which means we have to be at our best against Trinidad on Tuesday. We have to go out and try to win this match."