Asante Kotoko coach Steve Polack has praised his side’s battling qualities after their draw with rivals Hearts of Oak in the Super Clash.
The Porcupine Warriors had been out of action since July 12 after a tragic accident and there were fears they would be steamrolled by their match fitter opponents.
Their task was made more difficult after Kwame Kizito put Hearts ahead but that goal served as a catalyst for a better Kotoko performance as they rallied to level the scoring.
Pollack’s charges dominated after the equalizer, allaying all fears of lacking match fitness and the Brit was left delighted by the gallant display.
“Well if you look at the both halves, maybe, first half they had it a little bit and second half before they scored we had it under control. One break and they scored and after they scored and after they scored we put the pressure on again,” Polack stated.
“If you look at the chances first half, they had two, we had two and in the second half they had one, we had a penalty. Is it a penalty? It doesn’t matter, the referee has given a penalty so I can’t say it wasn’t or it was. I just want to say I’m proud of my players, the attitude they showed today especially in the second half.”
“I knew the second half was going to take time after what happened, to get into the game and have a goal. I’m proud of them, the attitude, desire and passion to come back and get a point I am very happy and also I want to thank the supporters. They came out in their hundreds.”
Kotoko have an outstanding league game against WAFA in Sogakope.