Leicester City’s Ghanaian winger, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, has revealed that criticism surrounding his performances with the Ghana men’s senior national team, the Black Stars, doesn’t significantly affect him.
Despite facing backlash and accusations of preferential selection due to his association with Ghana Football Association president Kurt Okraku, the 19-year-old remains resilient, emphasizing that, being a young player, he sees more opportunities with the national team in the future.
“This criticism doesn’t really get to me because I am just a young boy coming up and I feel there will be more opportunities with the national team to come,” he said.
Speaking to Soccer Laduma based in South Africa, Issahaku highlighted that national team expectations remain consistent for all players, regardless of their age.
He expressed, “It’s the national team, it’s not like at club level even if you are five years old, they will expect more from you.”
Since joining Leicester City on loan from Sporting at the beginning of the season, Issahaku has showcased his transformative abilities. In 15 Championship games, the former Dreams FC attacker has contributed with two goals and one assist, demonstrating his growing impact on the pitch.