24 November 2022
Ghana head coach, Otto Addo, says the Black Stars don’t care about Cristiano Ronaldo’s issues with Manchester United ahead of the clash against Portugal at the 2022 World Cup.
Manchester United terminated Ronaldo’s contract by mutual agreement after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan criticizing the club.
The Black Stars will come up against the European nation at Stadium 974 on Thursday evening in their Group H opener.
Speaking ahead of the game, Otto Addo believes the 37-year-old’s problems with the Premier League outfit do not concern the Black Stars.
“I don’t know and to be honest, I don’t care. It’s not our problem and I don’t think it’s a big problem,” Addo said at the pre-game presser.
“Everybody wants to win. No matter what happens, it’s a big stage, a big game at the World Cup level, so I don’t think normally this can disrupt anybody.”
Quizzed on the same issue, the captain of the team, Andre Ayew added, “It’s not our problem, but I think they are great professionals.
“They may have played for top teams so they will be ready for the World Cup [because] it is the biggest stage. They will be ready for it.”
After the Portugal game on Thursday, Ghana will face off with South Korea on November 28 in their second group game before encountering old foes Uruguay on December 2 in their final group game.
Ghana will be looking to start their campaign at the Mundial on a high after the disastrous 2021 Africa Cup of Nations that has caused a lot of dissatisfaction for the team.