Coach Daniel Ogunbodede felt Remo Stars’ performance wasn’t good enough in the 2-1 aggregate CAF Confederations Cup defeat to AS FAR of Morocco.
Despite playing in the continent for the first time, The Sky Blues put themselves in a good position to reach the next phase with a soul-lifting first leg draw in Rabat last week.
However, their dream was shattered as North Africans snatched the tie under their nose with a rare win at Remo Stars’ Ikenne Stadium on Sunday.
And answering questions from brila.net during his interview, the boss was asked about the frustrating display and his impressions of the overall performance of his players.
“Overall performance I’m disappointed with the result, but not with my players, like I told you, it’s their first time and I don’t need to put them under a lot of pressure. We need to know that growth is important for them and as a Club. We cherish the moment and experience.”
“The players gave their best and played to tactical instructions, but made a mistake and we paid for it, He said.
Ogunbodede replaced Coach Gbenga Ogunbote who tinkered with the team last season, and the fixture was the biggest of his young career so far.
The gaffer admits the result was a bitter pill to swallow, however, he has to move on quickly from the setback.
“Overtime before now I understand what football is all about, it’s either you win, draw or you lose. Nevertheless, I wanted to win, not for me, but for the club and the fans,
“The club gave so much to every one of us, the platform is massive that we deserve to move to the next phase of the Confederation Cup, but unfortunately we aren’t there.
“So what do we do? I need to move on with my career, I gave it my best shot as a coach and I do all I could, maybe it wasn’t enough and some other time, it might be. He concluded.
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