Hearts of Oak coach Slavko Matic reveals why they lost to Bechem United

Hearts of Oak coach Slavko Matic has admitted that his team’s loss to Bechem United last Monday was due to tactical errors on his part.

The Phobians suffered their first defeat under the Serbian coach at the Cape Coast Stadium when Cephas Mantey and Hafiz Konkoni scored in the sixth and 13th minutes, respectively.

Hearts pulled one back through Robert Sowah in the 89th minute, but it wasn’t enough as Kasim Mingle’s men took all three points.

After the game, Slavko Matic expressed his disappointment while accepting responsibility for the loss.

“Nobody likes to lose but we gave to our opponents everything today. In the first 15 minutes, they scored two goals. We know they have good transitions but we made tactical mistakes.

“When it’s an open ball and you don’t have good defensive transitions, you must go big. We tried to take the ball. We gave them space. Also, they had one more chance and shot. We gave everything to them. And after that, it is very difficult. Our players start to get nervous and today we lose. Very cheap,” he explained.

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Following the departure of Samuel Boadu, the 46-year-old took over as manager of Hearts of Oak and has since won four of seven games, two draws and now one defeat.

Hearts will host Tamale City at the Cape Coast Stadium on Saturday afternoon in an attempt to return to winning ways.




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