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Portland Timbers' Kocic: Toronto players would laugh after losses

Milos Kocic has revealed that some Toronto FC players seemed to not care after losing MLS matches last season.

The 27-year old Serbian goalkeeper, who left the BMO Field to join Portland Timbers this year, spent a disastrous 2012 in Toronto after two fairly successful seasons prior to that.

Last year, the Reds won just five league games to finish bottom of the entire MLS table and Kocic admits he is happy to have gotten out of there.

"A lot of times this year the players were just like laughing after the game. You lose the games and they don't care," he said in an interview with the Globe and Mail.

"It's better for me to leave, to go somewhere where else I'm going to be appreciated."

Toronto have recently appointed QPR defender Ryan Nelsen as its new head coach after 2012 bosses, Aron Winter and Paul Mariner, struggled at the helm and failed to win over Koci who joined the club in 2010.

"When Paul took over (from Winter) he told everybody that 'My No. 1 goalkeeper is injured, that's why we're struggling' but I don't think so," he added. "I think I had a very good year and I think I helped the team ... but we have to do it with a whole team.

"I just don't like the way Paul treated me."

And of the defence which conceded a league high 62 goals in 34 outings, Kocic said: "If (Real Madrid and Spain keeper) Iker Casillas was on this team, I don't think he would do any better."

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