Black Stars coach, Chris Hughton highlighted a couple of things after his team’s 2-0 defeat to Mexico in an international friendly game.
Ghana are currently in the US for two international friendly games, and they lost 2-0 in their opening game to Mexico.
The Black Stars failed to register a single shot on target as Hirving Lozano and Uriel Antuna scored in the 57th and 72nd minutes, respectively, to win the game for Mexico.
Chris Hughton somehow blamed the pitch for his team’s abysmal performance after the game, saying that Mexico are regulars at the Bank of America Stadium.
“I think we knew we were up against a very good Mexican team playing at home on a surface that they are used to, so we knew it was going to be a tough opposition.”
“I thought in the first half period we coped well even though we didn’t create the amount of chances that we would have liked to have done, but I think we had reasonably good control of the game.”
He, however, charged his team to give the perfect reaction against the USA before they couldn’t end the break with two poor results.
“It is exactly the same message for the players. What we don’t want is to leave this international camp with two poor results. The result of that is that you are always looking for reactions from the team in the second game [USA].”
“If you are able to get the right reaction, which I am quite sure that we will get from the team, then it gives you a better possibility of putting in a performance that can get something out of the game in the second game [USA]”, he said after the game.
Ghana will face the USA in the next round of matches on Tuesday, October 17, at Geodis Park in Nashville.
By: Joel Eshun/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana