Sparta Prague coach Václav Kotal has expressed his disappointment in the performance of Ghanaian striker Benjamin Tetteh in their 2-2 stalemate with Zlin in the Czech Republic top-flight league on Saturday.
Sparta had a dream start to the second half of the game as David Karlsson put them ahead in the 53rd minute.
But Tomas Poznar leveled the score line for Zlin against the run of play before Libor Kozak climbed from the bench to power home from close range to give the hosts a 2-1 lead in the 88th minute.
The veteran Czech striker replaced Benjamin Tetteh four minutes earlier.
Sparta fans at the Generali Stadium were stunned after Robert Matejov scored in the 90th minute to secure a draw for the visitors.
During coach Kotal’s post-match interview with O2 TV, he slammed Tettey for his shocking display in the game, claiming the Ghanaian could have put the game to bed before his expulsion.
"I do not get it. If he’s afraid to score, I don't know why. I talked to him, I said, you have a huge chance, you play at home. But unfortunately he did as he did.”
“But we had another chance in the second half. He was there, I guess, Grajciar. It was enough to punch at one moment. But apparently the players aren't in the mood we'd like,” he looked for explanation in the heads of his players.
Tetteh has scored 5 goals in 21 matches for the club in the ongoing Czech Republic Premier League.