Coach Barreto lays into Muntari’s lack of respect

Mariano Barreto, a former coach of the Black Stars has hit out at Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari as a bad example to younger players.

Sulley Muntari who plays for Al Ittihad has been indefinitely suspended from the Black Stars and haven’t featured for the senior national team since returning from the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.

Coach Mariano Barreto says the former AC Milan and Inter Milan midfielder has a problem respecting set out rules, using his time with Muntari at Black Meteors camp as an example.

Barreto who dropped Sulley Muntari for Athens 2004 Olympic Games due to indiscipline explained his point on Starr FM saying:

“That was the last mistake he had made [under me]. It’s not only one mistake because when he makes the first mistake, I call him and advise him and tell him he will leave the camp.

“If you remember, he comes, he cries and apologize. I never kill my players in the media.

“I like Sulley as a player but he did not improve in Brazil and I will leave it to people to evaluate.

“As a player, Sulley is a fantastic player but sometimes he has problems with respecting the rules. I cannot accept a professional player who cannot be an example for the younger ones.”

Black Stars coach Avram Grant recently told reporters Sulley Muntari is not part of his squad members as midfielder is expected to apologize before being considered for a return to the senior national team.