LE HAVRE – Denis Odoi of Ghana through the International Friendly match between Brazil and Ghana at Stade Oceane on September 23, 2022 in Le Havre, France. ANP | Dutch Height | Gerrit van Keulen (Photo by ANP by way of Getty Images)
Black Stars defender, Denis Odoi, says Ghana is able to beating Portugal if the players play collectively on Thursday, November 24.
Otto Addo’s facet are up against the 2016 European champions of their first game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a fixture both groups have admitted may very well be key to their chances of progressing from the group.
Ghana go into the competitors ranked as the bottom team whereas Portugal discover themselves within the top 10 of the FIFA rating.
However, Odoi, who watched Saudi Arabia beat Argentina earlier on Tuesday in Group C, believes the Black Stars can take a cue from the Arabians by enjoying as a team.
“Obviously we’ve seen what Saudi Arabia did [against Argentina]. It proves that you still have to play every game. It’s not because you’re a small country playing against a bigger country,” he said forward of Ghana’s opening match.
“From my experience, if we play as a team and are cohesive as a group, we can do anything.”
He additionally added that the players have their minds set on the fixture against Portugal as they hope to make use of the teachings from the three friendlies performed.
“We’re focused on the game against Portugal. We learned from our game against Brazil with regards to the things that went wrong and we were trying to correct those.”
Ghana’s fixture with Portugal is scheduled for a 16:00 GMT kickoff.
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