David Duncan has implied his players are ‘unfit’ to wear the Hearts of Oak jersey after they slipped into the relegation zone on Sunday.
Hearts were beaten 3-1 at home by Medeama as their misery in the Ghanaian top-flight was compounded on Sunday.
The disappointing display has angered many of their fans who have accused the recruitment committee of doing a slapdash job.
Duncan, who took over from CK Akunnor was left utterly frustrated after the defeat and implied his players do not merit putting on the rainbow jersey.
“You need to pick them up from where they have fallen and that’s the difficult part. Trying to psyche the players up and get them back into the desire to play and all of that,” Duncan said
“What I need to work on in terms of the regimen to get the result remains the same.
“It’s just that sometimes the exposure and experience of players are found wanting. You have to do it over a long period of time.
“This is really a team that needs lots of work. But you see some quality in them.
“But talking about the typical Hearts of Oak materials, you will say they (players) don’t make the cut.
“We all started the league from ground zero so it perhaps down to the quality that was recruited.
“It depends on what task you set-up youself to. If it’s a project that you are looking out for in the next two, three years then you would say yes.
“But if you are talking about an Accra Hearts of Oak that must produce results week-in-week out, your target of players will be completely different.
“But because I didn’t start this project, I don’t know what they had in mind. Because I don’t know the kind of target that was set for the previous coach.
“Now that I know that it was the Accra Hearts of Oak team that needs results week-in-week-out then perhaps we need to do what we have to do to get the needed results.”
Duncan has recorded a single win, drawn three times and lost four since he took charge of the club last month.