Former Philippine national men’s football team star Stephan Schrock has already apologized to Azkals coach Thomas Dooley following an ugly rift last year which saw the Filipino-German midfielder leave the squad.
But for Schrock to be called up again, saying sorry isn’t enough, according to Dooley.
“I personally accepted his apology,” Dooley told InterAksyon.com. “To come back to the team there has to be more than just texting, ‘I apologize for what happen.’ There must be the trues and correction.”
Last year, Schrock announced his “resignation” from the national team and declared that he wouldn’t suit up for the Azkals until Dooley is at the helm.
The Filipino-German Schrock joined the squad in 2011 while the American-German Dooley took over as the team’s new coach in 2014.
Schrock’s shocking exit was also followed by the departures of fellow foreign-based stars Dennis Cagara and Neil Etheridge who had also expressed their dislike to Dooley.
The three players were apparently unhappy with the playing time given to them by Dooley who has helped some young players gain more exposure for the Azkals.
Dooley then called the revolt of Azkals players “unacceptable, unprofessional and selfish.” He also blasted Shrock for “being a liar.”
The Azkals are currently preparing for their FIFA World Cup qualifiers campaign in June, with a training tour in Bahrain set this month.