Results of friendly games are not important – Kim Grant insists

Hearts of Oak head coach Kim Grant says he is not placing much emphasis on winning friendly games.

This comes after Hearts of Oak were held to 1-1 draw with Wa All Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

According to the former Elmina Sharks Coach, no one will give you points when you win a friendly game so he is not going to use his full strength for such games.

“I understand people are disappointed about last Sunday’s game but I wasn’t and I know the fact that I’m not going to push always my full strength out because for me it’s not about the results but about we preparing to play in the league.

“We don’t get 3 points for winning a friendly, it’s not important for me” Grant told Kumasi based OTEC Fm.

“I got three (3) players now with the national team, they will be coming back successful to join the group (Hearts team) and we will start preparing fully for the new season so I’m not concerned at all because I’m not training to play in friendly matches but rather preparing for the league which is going to start soon,” he added.

Grant also touched on the importance of keeping his players fit ahead of the forthcoming Ghana Premier League.

“I’m trying to be careful that the players didn’t get injured because it’s a crucial moment in our preparing so I need to make sure that everybody is 100% fit.

“There is a process ongoing and if you understand football, [you will know] this process takes time and I’m not concerned at all.

“I’m not here to win friendlies but here to win the league or league matches and I believe I have a young squad who are very hungry for success,” he concluded.

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