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‘I Was Better Than Roberto Carlos’ – Ex-Hearts of Oak Star Brags

They say self-confidence is a good thing and Lawrence Adjah Tetteh is certainly not short of that. The former Hearts of Oak midfielder, Lawrence Adjah Tetteh believes he was a better footballer than ex-Brazil and Real Madrid hero, Roberto Carlos.

Few footballers and ex-players have had as much self-confidence as Adjah Tetteh. He joined the Phobians from Dawu Youngsters and instantly became one of the first names to appear on Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio’s team sheet.

The 41-year-old, who turned out for the likes of Al-Sailiya SC, FK Kaliakra, Sporting Mirren was part of Hearts of Oak’s 2000 CAF Champions League winning squad and has revealed his disappointment in the abrogation of the 2001 FIFA Club World Cup tournament due to the collapse of FIFA’s marketing partner IS.

According to Adjah Tetteh, the Phobians would have clinched the tournament with the form they were in.

In an interview with Koforidua-based Bryt FM, the former midfield enforcer said, “Once the competition did not take place each of the qualified teams would make a case of winning it. So I believe we could have won it.”

Tetteh did not finish there; “I can also make a case for myself that Roberto Carlos of Real Madrid at the time was not better than me.”

“Not playing in the club world cup dumped most of the player’s chances. A team brought an offer to sign me so I decided to use the tournament to showcase myself better to the club in order to increase my value.”

“But in all, I will say I am satisfied with my achievements in football” he concluded.


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