Accra Hearts of Oak head coach Frank Nuttall says his team played really well to beat Liberty and admits being happy with the performance.
The Phobians produced one of their best away performances of the season to beat Liberty Professionals 3-0 at the Dansoman Park on Sunday.
“I am very pleased with the focus and the motivation and attitude of the players. The team played well and I was very pleased with the performance,” coach Nuttall told accraheartsofoaksc.com
“I wanted a repeat of last week (game plan that led to victory over WAFA) and they did that. We had a good start to the game, we had a couple of crosses into the box and we started well so I was pleased.”
Team Hearts created several goal-scoring chances before finally taking the lead through Thomas Abbey’s 40th minute strike but Nuttall insists he’s never worried about the opener coming late in the first half.
“No, I was never worried that the boys would be impatient,” he said. “That is part of the plan is to be in the final third of the pitch and try and create as many chances as we can and you know they are not going to score all of them but at least we are creating chances.”
Veteran striker Sam Yeboah missed a good chance in the 28th minute, choosing to pass when a shot on target could have sufficed, but Nuttall believes the striker took the right decision.
“To be honest, Sam did the right thing because of the angle,” Nuttall insisted. “It was a bit narrow for him to shoot from where I was so he did the right thing in terms of his space but we just have to look at our movements in the box.”
Skipper Thomas Abbey scored a beautiful goal to confirm Hearts’ dominance over Liberty just before the break and the Hearts head coach was much pleased with the club’s leading scorer.
“I am pleased with him and it came from our determination and again he is another player who is playing well.”
Cosmos Dauda came off the bench to double the lead before Abbey added gloss to make it a comprehensive 3-0 win over Liberty.