Ghanaians frustrated by Portugal defeat
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For their return to the World Cup finals, the Ghanaians lost 3-2 against the Portuguese. A frustrating, even unfair defeat in the eyes of the Black Stars. They believe they were the victims of a penalty unfairly awarded to Cristiano Ronaldo on November 24 in Doha.
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” Given the face of the game, I think we deserved to draw. » Alexandre Djiku, defender of the Ghana national team, barely digests his first game in world Cup. A baptism of fire that ended with a 3-2 defeat against Portugal on November 24 in Doha. ” It’s a shame because we had a good second half but we woke up a bit late. ”, considers the RC Strasbourg (France) player. He chases: ” In the first half we respected the game plan, which was to work hard defensively and reach the break with a draw. Then in the second half, we pushed a little higher. But we awarded this penalty which, for me, is not logical. »
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Indeed, the turning point of the game came around the hour of play, when Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring. The Portuguese touched the ball in the Ghanaian area just before defender Mohammed Salisu tapped him on the foot. The referee did not hesitate to call a foul. From which Alidu Seidu still has not recovered. The defender, who also received a yellow card, thus shows his frustration. ” Frankly, we had everything to put them in trouble.makes a face I think we gave a good image. We didn’t hide and show what we could do. »
“Tactically, the Ghanaians were really very good”
Handsome winner, Raphaël Guerreiro also paid tribute to the team led by Otto Addo, with whom the Portuguese team worked at Borussia Dortmund (Germany). ” I found out that tactically the Ghanaians were really very good.he believes. They gave us a lot of the ball, so we saw little of their attacking qualities. But they managed to exploit our shortcomings to score two goals. I think it will be difficult for his next opponents. »
The Black Stars will now have to swallow their disappointment before facing South Korea on November 28 and Uruguay on December 2, still in this group H of the 2022 World Cup in Russia. At the moment we are the last of our group, but nothing has been decided. The match against South Korea is fast approaching. And if we win it, maybe it will put us in a good position in the standings. wait Alexander Djiku.
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