Head coach for Legon Cities, Maxwell Konadu has admitted that his team showed too much respect to Asante Kotoko players in their week seven meeting in the BetPawa Premier League.
The Porcupine Warriors were laboured to a 1-1 draw on Thursday by Legon Cities who secured 3-1 win in their last visit to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
Maxwell Konadu’s side were left behind in the first half as Kotoko dominated and snatched the lead courtesy of Steven Mukwala’s 16th minute strike from the spot.
But Legon also settled perfectly in the second half with Sadat Mohammed scoring a 49th minute goal to level.
However, the former Black Stars deputy coach insists they were the favorites but his side showed too much respect to his former club.
“I think our players gave too much respect to the Kotoko guys. I believed in the second half they could go and win the game. That’s what we spoke about. We told them that we were not coming here to defend. We will play oir game no matter what. That’s what happened. We opened up and tried to equalize and take the lead again but it didn’t come that way. I must say that both teams played well, created chances and I think a draw is a fair reflection of the game,” he told StarTimes.
“In the first half they created a couple of chances which they couldn’t take. We also had our moment and it didn’t happen for us but it is football. Sometimes it does happen and we only had to regroup, try to get our patterns together and try to win the game. We came here to win but we didn’t come to defend, we didn’t come to sit back because that’s how we’ve been playing. We tried to play well and our first block did so well, they got tired, put them out, brought fresh legs to start and stop them from playing from their own half that’s what we did and it nearly paid off,” he added.
Bibiani Gold Stars in next for Legon Cities after the World Cup. They sit at the sixth position with eleven points.