Inter Allies coach Henrik Peters Lehm has reacted to his outfit slim defeat to Bechem United over the weekend.
Inter Allies on Saturday suffered their third defeat of the season when they got beat by Bechem United at the Accra sports stadium
The win was the Hunters first against Inter Allies in an away duel after six attempts following a 2-1 at win at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Speaking in his post-match presser, Henrik Peters Lehm believed his team should have gotten at least a point from the game but admitted they committed a blunder with Bechem’s first goal.
“Everybody could see, we gave the first goal, you know, it was a gift, very, very stupid mistakes. So after that, of course, as a coach, when you haven’t scored much and think, Oh, can we score today?.
But then we actually did a very, very beautiful goal play up, down, up, down, up, down. So at 1-1, we were still trying to go to win, but then again, we didn’t defend well at a corner.
So for me, we should have had at least one point, but we didn’t follow the plan. And some of the older players didn’t play well, then it’s difficult to win.”
When asked whether his players are lacking that mental toughness because his team gifted Bechem United the two goals due to lack of concentration, he said, “Well, if, if you look at it, you know, we’ve been defending in first 4 matches we have been defending fantastic. So that’s why it shocks me today that a lot of people in the fallback line didn’t play well today.
So if you ask me really, you know, I’m sure the Goalkeeper can tell that at halftime, I was so. I miss some winners. You know, also in the end when we were behind 2-1 we just played very slow in the back.
It’s like, they don’t really want to win, you know. So we have to talk about this on Monday, how I can create more winners. So it’s not like they didn’t run, but when a young team meet problems, it’s like everybody just concentrate about themselves.
I miss some of the older players today who say, ‘come on, guys, let’s work together as a team’. I really miss that. But it’s difficult for the older players today because they were actually the one playing the worse, the way I see it.”