Black Stars Targeting Win Against Portugal : Otto Addo


Black Stars head coach, Otto Addo says his team will be going into Thursday’s game against Portugal looking to win it.

Some pundits have suggested that Ghana will adopt a more defensive stance against the 2016 European champions and might be pleased with a point from the game.

However, speaking at the Black Stars pre-match press conference, Addo insisted that his team would try to pick up all three points against Portugal.

“Our main focus is to win against Portugal, which will be very difficult. After that, we’ll look at the next step,” he said.

Ghana face Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay in Group H in Qatar, a group that is considered one of the toughest in the tournament.

Otto Addo also stated at the presser that he prefers not to look too far ahead into the competition, and that their game against Portugal and qualifying from the group is their current objective.

“Surely we want to survive the group stage. We want to go game by game so our full focus is on the Portuguese game. If we don’t look too far and we concentrate on the next game, I think we can do something,” he said.

He refused to be drawn into a prediction on how far the team will get in Qatar but insisted that anything is possible, as long as the team makes it out of the group.

“From there, nobody knows, it depends on who you get and also how you play. It’s very difficult to predict.”

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