Mensah unhappy with showing against Toronto

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Greg Bartram
The Ghana international says his output in their heavy defeat against Toronto was unacceptable

Columbus Crew defender Jonathan Mensah is highly disappointed by his performance in their 5-0 humiliation at the hands of Toronto FC in Major League Soccer last weekend.

The centre-back was deeply involved in affairs at the BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, conceding a penalty and picking up a yellow card as the home side went 1-0 up from the spot.

“It wasn’t good. I won’t wait for someone to tell me it wasn’t good," Mensah said, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

"I’m still young, but I’ve been around for a while now and I know when it’s right or not. I’ll be the first person to say it wasn’t right.

“We have to pick it up and just do things right for the team because I know what I can do. 

“I know what my colleagues can do and if we’re not doing that, we just have to talk to ourselves and get it right.”

The 26-year-old, who joined Crew in February, is now warming himself back into shape after spending some time in the treatment room.

“I can say this is the biggest disappointing game in my career. It’s like motivation to me,” Mensah revealed.

“We are the only team that gave them their first loss and going there and we lose 5-0, there must be something that we’re not doing right.

“It wasn’t what we were expecting and it was very disappointing from an individual point of view and collectively as well. 

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“Personally, I didn’t show up for that game. I wasn’t myself. I didn’t do what was expected of me and my colleagues also know what we didn’t do because if we did things right, it was going to be a different result that came.”

Mensah actually did put the weekend setback behind as he played full minutes to help Crew beat Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Wednesday.


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