Asante Kotoko head coach, Mariano Barreto has expressed his dissatisfaction about his team’s performance against Bechem United in Ghana Premier League outstanding fixture on Wednesday.
Kotoko managed to thump Bechem United 4:0 at the Lenclay Sports Stadium in Obuasi yesterday with Fabio Gama, Michael Vinicius, Francis Andy Kumi and Abdul Ganiyu scoring the goals in the encounter.
Despite the heavy win, coach Mariano Barreto at the post-match press conference said the four goals wasn’t enough because his boys created many chances and could have scored more.
“I am not happy. We should have won by eight nil or nine nil. We created many chances that we should have scored more,” Barreto said at the post-match press conference after the game.
“I think if we take so many chances of clear goals today, it should have been eight or nine goals.
“They tried today to do what we are hardly training on. We don’t have time and they have to understand that in football, there are rules and there are disciplines.
“They are getting used to it, so we will need a little time. Not that because we have scored 4-0, now we are heroes, no.”
“They made a good team today, there are many things that we have to improve and I know they are trying. Look, our best striker left and from the defence we have to improve a little to be better,” the 64-year-old said.
“In the midfield, Mudasiru [Salifu] is not completely fit and we have some problems in the team because we have about six players out, even before I came in and some of them are key players.
“We win 4-0 and of course I should be happy but only today. Tomorrow we start our work.”
Mariano Barreto was appointed Kotoko coach last month, granting him a return to Ghana for the first time since managing the West African nation’s national team between 2003 and 2014.
He assumed duty ahead of Saturday’s 1-1 away draw with Eleven Wonders but was forced to watch the game from the stands due to a delay in the completion of his work permit.