Former Black Stars goalkeeper Joseph Carr has urged Otto Addo, head coach of the Black Stars, to cut senior players who are out of shape from his World Cup roster without delay.
According to the former Asante Kotoko goalkeeper, only recent form should be used to choose players for the World Cup.
In an interview, Carr claimed that the greatest strategy for putting together a successful side for the Mundial in Qatar is to ignore the senior players who are underperforming.
“The coach should not hesitate to bench senior players if they do not live up to his expectation. This is the only way to get the players to give their best during the competition,” he said.
“Instead of relying on senior players who may be out of form in such a high-class competition, selection should be based purely on current performance to enable Ghana to excel in such an elite tournament.”
Joe Carr insisted, in his conclusion, that only players in the finest physical condition should be included in the team for the World Cup in Qatar.
“As many new players as possible who are in good form and have the competitive edge should be offered an opportunity, and with such a positive approach, our team will not be found wanting,” he said.
Dede Ayew, the captain of the Black Stars, claimed that older players might be given preference when it comes to selection for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Joe Carr responded to this claim.
Ayew stated in an interview that no player, with the exception of older players who could have a slight advantage, is guaranteed a spot in the team.
“The newcomers are talented, but we already have a strong team that qualified for the World Cup, so every position is competitive. Apart from senior players who may have an advantage, I believe no one is guaranteed a place in the squad just yet.”