“Don’t blame Dede’, Mohammed Kudus speaks on Ghana’s performance after his side’s defeat to Uruguay in a nerve-wracking game which saw the Black Stars exiting the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
The Black Stars and Ajax midfielder whose prolific performance in the tournament aided the Black Stars to beat South Korean side could not proceed to the round of 16 as his side lost to Uruguay in a 2;0 thriller.
The midfielder commented on the Black Stars’ game against Uruguay attributing the abysmal performance to their collective failure to secure a win.
Right now, it’s more about the team we lost regardless of my performance so the disappointment is still there but we will reflect on my performance later after everything (my emotions) has settled down. he said.
He further added that Dede Ayew, the Black Stars’ captain mustn’t be blamed despite failing to score the penalty.
I don’t think so. The easiest thing we can do is to blame one person. In the second half I also got chances that I could have scored it can still be also be qualified as a penalty also so we all had chances to have an effect in the game so I really think the penalty has an effect on the whole performance. Andre is a great leader and a great captain.
Kudus set a record as the first Ghanaian player to score at least two goals in a single World Cup game. He scored two goals in the Black Stars 3-2 win over South Korea and was named Man of the Match in the game.
Kudus has also gained significant attention from big European clubs for his outstanding performance and transfer interest from clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool.
The head coach of the Black Stars also resigned after the exit but this hasn’t come as a surprise for the fans and Ghanaians as Otto Addo hinted his departure after the Qatar World Cup