The Black Satellites coach says numerous avoidable errors cost his team a place in the next stage of the ongoing Fifa U20 World Cup in New Zealand.
Ghana U20 coach Sellas Tetteh has attributed his side�s shock exit from the Fifa U20 World Cup to 'unncessary' errors caused by his team.
The Black Satellites' campaign at this year�s tournament came to an end on Wednesday after a 3-0 defeat to fellow West Africans Mali in a round-of-16 tie at the Wellington Regional Stadium.
Tetteh, who was hoping to win a second World Cup trophy after winning it in 2009, saw his charges being outclassed by a mature Aigles side.
�First of all I�d like to congratulate my fellow coach from Mali and his team, who deserved their place in the quarter-finals today, but of course I�m also extremely disappointed,� Tetteh said in a post-match interview via Fifa.com.
�We simply didn�t settle into our game, and in the last third in particular we just lacked ideas and creativity. We also made too many unnecessary mistakes in our build-up play, and our opponents severely punished us for that. Mali were the better team today.
�You�re always going to lose a match where every 50/50 ball lands at the feet of your opposition.�
Meanwhile Malian U20 coach Fanyeri Diarra noted that his side�s wonderful display against Ghana was down to the detailed preparation put in ahead of the game.
�We were extremely well prepared to face Ghana today and did exactly what we set out to do,� Diarra told FIFA.com
�My team kept things very compact and we delivered a great performance.
�The players in this squad are able to put my tactical ideas into practice, so I�m very happy about that and delighted that we�ve made the quarter-finals.
�We�ve got a good mix in this side; some of the lads still play in Africa while others come from Europe. The European players have brought some superb experience with them and have lifted the team to a much stronger level.�
Mali will now face the winner of the Germany and Nigeria round of 16 tie in the Quarter Finals.
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