March 7, 2021

‘If we are going to win the league we must win games like these’ – Hearts coach Kosta Papic

Hearts of Oak head coach Kosta Papic has bemoaned his side’s lack of winning spirit in the 0-0 drawn game against Berekum Chelsea in the Ghana Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The Phobians were presented with a last-minute opportunity to snatch all the maximum points but Chelsea goalkeeper Gregory Obeng Sekyere stood his grounds to deny them the win.

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In a game Chelsea seemingly dominated before home fans Papic expressed worry about his side’s mentality.

“My players played the game like they don’t want to win. If we are going to win the league we must win games like these. We are going to have to talk about this,” he said during the post match interview.

“I don’t know what is happening. It looks like my players didn’t want to win this game and they were fixated on getting a draw,” he added.

The Serbian went into the game without influential offensive midfielder Umar Manaf Gumah as well as midfield trio Lawali Mamani, Emmanuel Nettey and Abdul Aziz Nurudeen who are all lacking match fitness.

The results has put Hearts on 16 points from 10 games which means the Phobians are now without defeat in the last 5 games in the top-flight translating into 3 wins and 2 draws.

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Source: Sports

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