Veteran Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has sent a strong warning to Ghana, ahead of their final Group H fixture on Friday, December 2.
The two-time world champions have failed to live up to expectations at the 2022 World Cup, picking up just one point out of a possible six from two games, and failing to find the back of the net in as many games played.
Currently perched at the foot of the group and staring at an exit from the Mundial, Suarez’s nation will have to beat second-placed Ghana in their ultimate group game.
Luis Suarez has promised Uruguay will explore and utilise the porous nature of Ghana’s defence.
Ahead of the make-or-break tie, Suarez – who has played 82 minutes across two matches in the tournament – dubbed La Celeste’s last group game against the Black Stars as ‘do or die.’
“We have one point and the final match against Ghana is do and die. We have no option other than to win to make our fans happy,” Suarez said as quoted by Football Ghana.
The 35-year-old former Barcelona forward added that his team would put their soul into the game against Ghana, acknowledging their skill but also expressing confidence that Uruguay had beaten them before.
“We have watched their video clips and they have a porous defence; we will utilise that to beat them.”
Earlier, Ghana’s former President, John Dramani Mahama sent Ghana a message, urging them to avenge the defeat to Uruguay when they meet the South Americans at the World Cup in Qatar.
The four-time African champions were prevented from reaching a historic World Cup semi-final in South Africa in 2010.
Luis Suarez impeded a stoppage-time goal-bound strike from Dominic Adiyiah, with La Celeste going on to win the quarter-final game against the Black Stars on penalties.