Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder, Salifu Ibrahim has described as “normal” for an exceptional player to be at the mercy of rough tackles.
The 20-year-old has become the eye of Hearts of Oak’s midfield since joining them on a 3-year deal from Techiman Eleven Wonders.
Having settled down well with the capital based club, he has been at the mercy of hard tackling defenders and midfielders.
He was stretchered off the field in the Phobians’ 2-0 win against Medeama in match day 29 at the Accra Sports Stadium following an obnoxious high foot to his groin.
Salifu Ibrahim however believes such tackles are common in games.
“Those things [rough tackles] are normal [matches].
“This is the time for me to work hard.
“Because it’s normal and it [rough tackles] will happen in games.
“So this is the time for me to work hard.” Salifu Ibrahim told Africa-foot.com.
Salifu Ibrahim has collected eight man-of-the-match awards this season.
He claimed three of those awards while at Eleven Wonders before gathering five with the 20-time champions.
Ibrahim has scored three goals, providing seven assists this season.