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Stop blaming us, we all make mistakes – Black Star defender Dennis Odoi pleads

Black Stars teammate Denis Odoi has stated that the team’s lapses in defense did not occur due to pressure.

According to the Belgium-based defender, it is normal for players to commit certain blunders on the field of play therefore the a need for supporters to refrain from blaming them.

As it stands, the Ghana Black Stars have conceded four goals in two games in the ongoing African Cup of Nations in the Ivory Coast.

Supporters and some football pundits have pointed out that these goals all stemmed as a result of poor defensive display.

“It is true that three of the four goals we conceded could have been avoidable. But this is part of Football; we don’t blame individuals as we win together and lose together.

I don’t think it is due to the pressure, but it is just that, at this level, you make certain decisions, and if you make the wrong decisions, it can be fatal, and unfortunately for us, it is fatal on a few occasions,” he stated,

Touching on the team’s preparations for tonight’s game against Mozambique, he stated that the team knows the significance of the game therefore they are focused on securing all the 3 points.

He said the previous performance against Egypt was good and the team looks forward to improving in tonight’s game.

The Black Stars may have to draw or beat the Black Mambas of Mozambique to ensure their appearance in the next stage of the competition.

Today marks a crucial match day as the host nation, Ivory Coast may seek to redeem themselves after they lost to the Super Eagles of Nigeria as they take on Equatorial Guinea.

Meanwhile, Nigeria will take on Guinea-Bissau while in the group, Egypt will take on group B favorites, Cape Verde who are in the lead with 6 points.

All games will be played simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

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