Ghana’s Mensah: After dealing with Messi I choose to see what Ronaldo can do at
The Bordeaux left-back is looking ahead to the Black Stars’ stumble upon with Portugal in Qatar
Ghana defender Gideon Mensah is excited through the prospect of assembly Manchester United ace Cristiano Ronaldo when Ghana face Portugal at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Otto Addo’s aspect have been drawn against Fernando Santos’ outfit for what will be like a re-match of their come upon at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Eight years ago, Ronaldo made his presence felt in the showdown, scoring the healthy winner in the eightieth minute after Asamoah Gyan netted to cancel out John Boye’s very own purpose for the Selecao.
“Facing Ronaldo is some thing I look ahead to. I [have no longer met] him at the membership aspect but now I have the risk to meet him in the World Cup which is the absolute best stage,” Mensah, who featured in each games as Ghana beat Nigeria in the play-offs to qualify for the World Cup, told Joy Sports.
“I comprehend I will have to do my aspect and protect him [Ronaldo], so I have to make it look like this is a game for me.
“When I played in opposition to [Lionel] Messi, it was challenging due to the fact he is some thing else. He [Messi] gave me pain in my waist after one turn in Paris however I am ready to see what Ronaldo will try and do to me.
“Maybe it ought to be what I will do to Ronaldo instead, I will make certain I make him [Ronaldo] run.”
Uruguay and South Korea are Ghana’s different crew individuals for the November 21-December 18 tournament.
Black Stars assistant coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani is unfazed with the aid of their intricate draw on their return to the international gathering following their absence in 2018.
“We by no means anticipated something much less than this. Whatever it is, we anticipated to be drawn towards other hard opponents aside from African teams,” Dramani informed Graphic Sports.
“I suppose the most vital issue is planning and preparation. There are no minnows in soccer anymore.
“What is required to make sure success is the right personnel and a correct strategy.”
Ghana are set to take on Portugal in their opening recreation of the World Cup at Doha’s Stadium 974 on December 24.