The Head Coach of Hearts of Oak, David Ocloo, has asked fans of the club to remain calm despite the difficult patch the club is going through.
“We need the fans to be with us in this trying moments. That is the only thing we expect from the fans as we aim to bounce back from the defeats.”
Reacting to the defeat to RTU on Sunday, Coach Ocloo said he was very sad at the turn of events.
“I feel very sad with the situation at hand; losing six out of seven games is very unfortunate, it’s nothing we should be enthused about.”
The Phobians have gone on a six-game losing streak in their last seven games including defeats to relegation threatened sides, Real Tamale United, (2-1) on Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Hearts, thus, dropped to the 11th position on the league standings with 45 points, needing a win in their last game against Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City Park on the final day to avoid any last-minute drama.
Speaking to the press, Coach Ocloo blamed his team for not defending well, especially in the second half.
“They gave the opposition too much space to operate. The wingers took advantage of the spaces to hurt us.”
“These results leave Hearts of Oak in a very difficult position, but this is football; just as RTU came here to beat us, we can also go and beat Berekum Chelsea to stay in the league.”
According to him, Hearts should have won the game but was let down by the failure to convert their chances.
According to Ocloo, the team would go back to the drawing board and address the challenges they face in their play in order to snatch the points at stake against Berekum Chelsea on Sunday.
On his expectation ahead of that game, Ocloo said he anticipated a tough and difficult encounter from the Blues, whose eyes are fixed on a top four finish this term.
“The season is not over, therefore our fans must still follow the club and keep supporting us. They (fans) are not happy; they have reason to be angry because of the outcomes in recent games, but I trust them to travell with us to end the season on a winning note.”
BY RAYMOND ACKUMEY