Azkals' Weiss blasts critics

by Dennis Gasgonia,

Posted at Jul 29 2011 11:11 PM | Updated as of Jul 31 2011 03:36 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine football team coach Hans Michael Weiss can only shake his head at critics who are disappointed with his coaching style.

Weiss, who appeared with Azkals team manager Dan Palami on ANC’s The Rundown on Friday, said he’s already heard an earful about the way he handled the team during its games against Kuwait.

“To be honest, I can’t hear that question anymore,” he replied when asked about his refusal to substitute players during the Kuwait match.

Weiss said that as a coach, he knows what his players are capable of.

“We have the players together for a long, long time, so I know exactly the level of the player, I know exactly when to make substitutions and when not,” he said.

Weiss said that what pains him about the critics’ comments is that they didn’t really know what’s going on during their preparations against Kuwait.

“[The boys underwent] 6 months of very intensive, travelling, all these things for the boys very demanding mentally, physically... the people who make these comments, they don't know what's going on in the training,” said the football coach.

“In the end, if really, things will turn out to be wrong, this is the man who makes the decisions (he refers to Palami). Maybe he can put these experts in,” said Weiss.