In response to his detractors, Ghana coach Otto Addo has questioned their credentials ahead of the Black Stars’ World Cup 2022 encounter against South Korea.
Otto Addo came under fire after the Black Stars’ dismal performance in the opening match of the tournament in Qatar. The former Ghanaian international was criticized for replacing Mohammed Kudus and Andre Ayew, two of the team’s top players, just minutes after they had united to tie the Black Stars after Ronaldo’s contentious goal.
The replacements backfired as Portugal regained the initiative and scored twice in a matter of seconds to secure the victory, lowering Ghana to the bottom of the group and placing them in a precarious position as they must win their remaining matches against Korea and Portugal in order to advance.
Otto Addo, speaking in a pre-match conference on Sunday, ahead of the game against South Korea, said, “When you do something and it works, you are a genius. I know that when we lose, I’ll be dead and this is always the same with the media.
With all due respect but some never played football, and some didn’t do the job. In the job as a coach, you have to be really into it to know and understand a lot of things.”
The loss to Portugal means that the Black Stars’ World Cup is gone if they lose to South Korea on Monday afternoon.