Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has said that his side will not focus entirely on stopping the threat of Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of their all-important game against Portugal on Thursday.
The Black Stars face Portugal on Thursday needing a win, while hoping Germany and USA do not draw in the other game, to stand any chance of progressing from the group.
Despite the fact that Ronaldo is yet to score in the tournament and has only two World Cup goals to his name, Appiah concedes that the two-time FIFA Ballon D’or winner, remains a major threat.
“He’s the best player in the whole world – everyone recognises that.” he said.
“You can only stop Cristiano Ronaldo, the best player in the world, by working as a team.
“We can’t let him show what he can do.”
He, however, maintains that the Portuguese are more than just Ronaldo and have other good players who could hurt the Stars.
“It’s about teamwork, I don’t believe in the individual,” Appiah added.
“It’s important that we don’t allow Ronaldo to play his game.
“We will study their game, but it’s not only him, it’s the whole team.
“It won’t be easy to reach the round of 16 because we’ve only got one point. It’ll be tough, it is possible.”
By: Edwin Kwakofi/citifmonline.com/Ghana