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Duncan, Luggard contradicts each other over substitution during Hearts win over Hasaacas

Published on: 03 October 2013
Duncan, Luggard contradicts each other over substitution during Hearts win over Hasaacas
David Duncan has contradicted goalkeeper Tetteh Luggard

Hearts goalkeeper Tetteh Luggard has contradicted claims by coach David Duncan that he substituted him during their Premier League win over Hasaacas to save him from fans backlash.

Luggard claimed on  Accra-based Happy FM on Thursday that he requested for his own replacement after some slapdash goalkeeping during the 2-1 win at the Accra sports stadium.

“I want to put on record that I pleaded with the coach to take me out,”

“It was not as if he (Duncan) took me out because I had a difficult game.

His comment however is in a sharp contrast with Duncan’s claims that he opted to sacrifice him to save him from barrage of criticisms.

'We are playing for the fans and if a player is not enjoying the backing of the fans then he must be substituted to save him from further attack.

“Keeping him in the post was like sacrificing him. He was already down and the only way to save him was to compel him to take an early shower.”

The 28-year-old was replaced at the start of the second half by Philemon McCarthy who wasted no time in taken advantage of the situation with some acrobatic antics

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