KRC Genk forward Joseph Paintsil has opened up on his conversation with former Head Coach of the Black Stars Otto Addo ahead of the just ended FIFA World Cup played in Qatar.
Joseph Painstil who had been in stupendous form for Genk since the start of the season was one of the players surprisingly omitted from Ghana’s final squad for the competition, a situation he describes as a disappointment.
“I am very disappointed in the national coach. His decision was unfair. He has not given me a single valid reason why I was not there. I also told him that during a telephone conversation,” Paintsil told Het Belang van Limburg.
According to Painstil who has scored 6 times and provided 6 assists in the Belgium league this season, he was informed by Otto Addo during a phone conversation that there were other players better than him.
“He told me there were players ahead of me in the pecking order. There were also guys who, just like me, work in the Jupiler Pro League. They couldn’t provide the same stats, but Addo said football isn’t all about goals and assists.”
“Then you have to tell me what it is all about? The World Cup was a fantastic opportunity to show myself to the world, but he took it away from me.”
Paintsil has dumped the disappointment of missing the World Cup and is looking forward to representing the Black Stars under a new coach.
“He resigned after the World Cup and I am happy about that. I am now patiently waiting to see who will be the next national coach, because I will always be available for the national team.”