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Kosta Papic furious with Hearts of Oak players despite Bechem United mauling

Published on: 03 January 2021

Hearts of Oak coach Kosta Papic could not hide his delight over their 6-1 victory against Bechem United, but angry over his players poor tactical showing during the match.

Hearts of Oak were on clouds nine after hammering Bechem United 6-1 on matchday 7 of the Ghana Premier League at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.

It was the Phobians biggest win since beating New Edubiase United 5-2 during the 2012 campaign.

During the team’s post-match presser, coach Papic indicated that the win will serve as a morale booster for his players.

The Serbian tactician however, warned that the win will be meaningless if they do not follow it up with another victory in their next game.

“Honestly, it is very good for us to be scoring six goals and very good for us to win the game to come closer to those who are on top of us. Very good for the players to boost the morale and good for the management to start to believe in the players but this win is not doing anything if we don’t win the next game,” he said in a post-match interview.

Papic also indicated his unhappiness with the players’ inability to create and convert chances.

“We are still struggling tactically and technically to do something that is very important to us; that is to create more chances and score more goals. We used the advantage that we had and tactically we prepared for the second half.”

He warned the players it is their duty to make the chances count and that his duty is to guide them.

“Papic is not going to produce anything, players are going to produce the chances and score goals. My duty is to make them feel that it is possible and to try to score more goals than the opponent. Today, we scored six. We will see how many we are going to score the next week and the next week. We would try to score if the chance is there but if we are not trying then we are never going to score.”

Hearts of Oak currently sit 2nd on the log with 11 points from 7 games.

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