The Asante Kotoko assistant coach, David Ocloo, has acknowledged that the team is going through a tough moment as a result of their recent run of bad results in the BetPawa Premier League.
The club’s problems persisted last Saturday when they suffered their fourth away defeat at Samreboi, a narrow defeat to the recently promoted FC Samartex.
Coach Ocloo, however, acknowledged in a post-game interview that they felt anxious every time they played in a game without scoring, and this was something they needed to address.
“Yes, of course, there are worrying moments whenever the goals are not being met, but we’ll go back and work hard as usual,” he said.
During the team’s 0-1 loss against Dreams FC at Baba Yara Stadium last week, club supporters expressed their dissatisfaction with the squad, citing subpar performances from both the playing group and the technical staff.
Although he feels the players didn’t do so in their match against Samartex, the assistant coach for the Porcupine Warriors thinks the players need to alter their play style and be more aggressive in front of goal.
He declared, “We have to approach the goal with more aggression and purpose.”
But in order to make sure they won their matches, he pledged to go back to the drawing board and figure out how they might improve and return stronger.
He praised the home team for their perseverance in making sure they scored the most points, but he also expressed regret about their inability to score during the game, despite having adjusted their approach during halftime.
Coach Ocloo said, “We had a plan, but Samartex were more focused and wanted it more than us. During the break, we also regrouped and came in, but it’s unfortunate we couldn’t score.”
With 10 points from 10 games, Asante Kotoko is now ranked 15th in the league standings. They take on the defending champions, Medeama, at Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday in what could be another intense battle.
Source: 1Family Radio