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Mariano Barreto : It is sad and looks weird to see my players happy when they lose match.

Mariano Barreto who is the Head coach of the Kumasi-based Club of the Century, Kumasi Asante Kotoko. Asante Kotoko finished second (2nd) in the domestic league and lost the crown marginally to their rivals Accra Hearts of Oak in the 2020/2021 league season. He joined the club in the middle of the season with the hopes of grabbing the crown. But he unfortunately couldn't meet his target. When asked why his contract has been terminated, he emphatically made it clear that he has not been sacked but he has to quit because he can no longer be in this situation though he has a contract with the club which has not expired.



He was granted an interview on Asempa FM's Sports Show. When also asked why he couldn't win the league, he stated that most of his players were not committed and didn't give out their all. He further added that, as a player, you have to always be on guard till the end of a match. If the referee has not whistled for the end of proceedings, there should never be any room for you to relax.


His greatest worry was that it shocks him to see players in a joyous mood while they have lost a match. He lamented and queries that, why should a player who is serious on a field of play be seen happy and laughing after the end of a match if you have lost all the 3 maximum points being the reason you are on the pitch. He continued to say that this is weird and skeptical because while he is crying within himself, they are also happy. And he doesn't know if he and some of his players have a different notion and agenda during a match.


This however raises suspicion to see a player for whatever being the reason to be seen losing a match and be found in a joyous state.

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