Monday Oct 10, 2022. 14:11
Ghana captain Andre Ayew has made it clear that they won’t approach their game against Uruguay at the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals with revenge as their sole goal.
The Black Stars are set to take on Uruguay on November 24 in their final Group H game, but before that, they will face Portugal and South Korea during the tournament which is scheduled to be hosted by Qatar.
It will be the first meeting between the two teams since the Black Stars were controversially eliminated by Uruguay at the 2010 tournament in South Africa.
Ayew, who played for Ghana at the 2010 and 2014 World Cup finals, stressed that the most important thing is to win three points.
“As a team leader, I don’t believe we should view this game as revenge,” Ayew said on Ghana Soccer Net.
“Instead, we must be smart enough to recognise that it is a match we need points from. We just want to win against Uruguay after everything that has been said in the media.
“As a player, if you go into a game with the intent of retaliation, you can make a lot of mistakes and be hyper,” he continued.
“We just need to stay calm, follow the plan, and try to win the game, or do whatever we can to advance to the next stage.”
Ayew, who is on the books of Qatari champions Al Sadd, has played 109 matches for Ghana and scored 23 goals in the process.