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Ghana Head Coach Otto Addo believes that his side have shown they can compete as they prepare to take on South Korea in Matchday Two of the World Cup.

The German-born coach has said that he doesn’t think his side “over respected” Portugal when questioned about their pragmatic approach to the game.

“If Inaki didn’t slide away and scored, it would be 3-3 and a different question” the 47-year-old told journalists at his pre-match press conference for Monday’s game.

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Leicester defender Daniel Amartey commented on Korea’s threats, saying there isn’t one main threat from the team and that the whole side is “good.”

Addo added “surely for the defenders it’s Hwang and Son” referring to Olympiacos loanee Hwang Ui-jo and Spurs ace Son Hueng-min.

The Black Stars are expected to field the same team despite captain Andrew Ayew and Seidu Alidu training separately following their opening game defeat.


Ghana showed in the last game that they can hurt teams when they start showing more attacking intent, so I expect them to start on the front foot. However, this will leave spaces for South Korea to exploit and for this reason, I think the game will hinge on what version of Son we see. The Spurs forward understandably looked a little out of sorts in his last game, but I feel he will have an impact on this one.

Result: 1-1


Ghana; Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Gideon Mensah, Tariq Lamptey, Daniel Amartey, Mohammed Salisu, Mohammed Kudus, Thomas Partey, Salis Abdul Samed, Andre Ayew, Inaki Williams, Jordan Ayew

South Korea; Kim Seung-gyu, Kim Moon-hwan, Kim Min-jae, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Jin-su, Hwang In-beom, Jung Woo-young, Kwon Chang-hoon, Jeong Woo-yeong, Son Heung-min, Cho Gue-sung

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