Cup clash hoping to avoid a third straight World Cup defeat against the
With coach Jurgen Klinsmann saying that the US team
cannot realistically be expected to win the World Cup, it sounds like
one cannot rule out Ghana winning again.
“I think so,” Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan, told the New York Daily News, when asked if his team was superior.
“Ghana is the more talented team… We are the youngest team in the
tournament. Also the players are playing well in their clubs, in great
“The US is a good side, a very dangerous team. But we don’t think about them, we think about ourselves first.”
Klinsmann is also aware of Ghana’s strength especially their youth and superior athleticism.
“It is a team full of individual talent with players that can hurt
you in a split second if you are not aware and not awake,” Klinsmann
told the Wall Street Journal.
“I don’t think its revenge,” Klinsmann said. “But maybe if some
players from four years ago want to get extra kick or energy out of
that, it’s OK with me.”
According to Gyan his teammates know that to beat the US in three consecutive World Cups won’t be easy.
“They are a different, team, different coach, different tactics altogether,” Gyan said.
“Mentally, it’s difficult to beat them for a third time. But we’re ready to give it all for tomorrow.”