After seeing us lose 3-2 to Portugal in our opening Group H game, Ghana boss Otto Addo faced the media at the 974 stadium in Doha where the Black Stars conceded three second half goals in an entertaining game marred by some inaccurate refereeing decisions.
The former Ghana international spoke about the performance of the referee, decision to substitute Andre Ayew, integration of Inaki Williams and the output of Baba Abdul Rahman.
According to Addo, Baba Rahman , for instance defended well despite giving away a cheal goal.
“So, what I don’t like sometimes about press people is that surely you live for negative press, But before, he defended so well” said Addo.
“And if you mention this, you have to also point out that before the incident, he defended so well. He had some good passes upfront, really, really good. It’s difficult. I don’t know if you have played football when you run backwards.
“The problem was his position. So, if he would have been a little bit faster by taking up inner position that nobody can play in between the lines, they could have only played him in the feet. But he was a little bit too wide, coming inside, he was unlucky and the ball went through his legs, really, really unlucky. But its really, really difficult to stop the ball whiles you are running sideways.” he concluded.