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Kamaldeen Sulemana's absence cost our heavy defeat to FC Midtjylland — FC Nordsjaelland coach

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The tactician of the Red and Yellow lads has subjected their Sunday's heavy away loss to the suspension of the club's talented sensation.


FC Nordsjaelland head coach Flemming Steen Pedersen says the absence of Kamaldeen Sulemana resulted to their 3-0 heavy away loss to FC Midtjylland in the Danish SuperLiga.

Sulemana missed their trip to face FC Midtjylland due to the number of accumulated yellow cards in their 2020/21 Danish top-flight season campaign.
"I can just state that we were not able to play faster. And by 'faster' I mean, for example, we were too bad to judge whether we should play the ball further the first time, whether we should turn on the opponent or what we should," Flemming told the club's official statement after the game.
"So there was one too bad decision making today. At times, it seemed like we were taking too much time and taking a touch too much, instead of just playing from the first time. And conversely, other times it seemed that we were stressed in what we received the ball. And then we played it right at the feet of a Midtjylland player."
"And when the game plan, with wanting the ball a lot, did not succeed, we will quickly miss Kamaldeen's speed up front. And Mads Døhr's control and melee strength we also lacked in this battle picture, because he has some leadership qualities and some physique to come with down there."
"The two would of course have played if they were ready, but that should not be an excuse. Because on paper, we lined up as strongly as possible today."
The 19-year-old was adjudjed the Danish SuperLiga Player and best young player of the month of April.
Sulemana was a part of the Right to Dream Academy and before joining the academies cooperative club in Denmark, FC Nordsjælland, in the winter 2020. 
The Techiman-born signed a five-year deal with the club on his 18th birthday and got his debut for the club a week later.
The promising whiz kid is yet to make his competitive bow for Ghana at the senior national team level, the Black Stars albeit featuring in two friendly games for the four-time African champions.
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