Dennis Odoi, a defender for the Black Stars, stated that as they get ready for their match against Portugal, they are motivated by Saudi Arabia’s performance against Argentina.
By upsetting the odds-on favorite Argentina, Saudi Arabia caused the first shock of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Dennis Odoi predicts that Ghana may succeed against Portugal as well after the win, which has subsequently been warmly acclaimed.
According to Dennis Odoi, it won’t matter that Ghana is the lowest-ranked team competing in the World Cup because Saudi Arabia has proven that it is possible with perseverance.
“Of course, seeing what Saudi Arabia have achieved just proves that you have to play all the matches. It’s not because you are a smaller country than your opponent that everything is a foregone conclusion.”
“And then, based on my experience, this season in the Champions League, nobody would have given us a chance to go to the round of 16. And yet, after four matches, we qualified. So my takeaway is that when you play as a team, you can do anything,” Odoi said ahead of the game.
On November 24, Ghana will play Portugal at Stadium 974 in the opening Group H match.