Sit-in manager for Asante Kotoko, Johnson Smith has expressed delight over his players steadily buying into his tactics.
Smith was appointed as the interim manager in December last year, replacing former Black Stars assistant coach Maxwell Konadfu. Since the appointment, he is yet to pick a defeat in the league winning two and drawing one.
Reacting to yesterday’s 2-0 win over Liberty Professionals, the former Karela coach said instilling ‘confidence and determination’ into the players has been the secret do far.
“The players are gradually getting used to the system we have adopted because at first we did little running but now things have changed with the players making more incisive runs and it has changed our play,” he said in a post-match
“So you can attribute our recent display to confidence and determination,” he added
“You don’t need intensive training to bring the best out of the players but sometimes you have to psyche the players because they’re very good individually, so you have to build their confidence and not pressure them too much”. he concluded