Black Stars defender Gideon Mensah has revealed he used to play as a midfielder before he was developed into a left-back.
Despite starting as a midfielder during his early days as a footballer, Mensah’s role when he burst onto the scene has been known as a defender.
Speaking in an interview on Star Connect, the 24-year-old has revealed the role of a left-back was given to him when he moved to Gomoa Fetteh to play for the Feyenoord academy.
“I was a left winger and had more of a midfield tendency when I started because I was more a player on the ball, fast and skilful. But it all changed when I went to Feyenoord,” he said.
“When I went there from the Milo Games, there were lots of players from all the regions and I was picked. But looking at the team that I was going to be with, I had to be smart on something to get some to play. A lot of players were there as midfielders, wingers and strikers so I thought switching the left-back would help me.
“So I played as a left-back in my final weeks and once they took me, I started playing left-back from there.”
The Auxerre defender was part of Ghana’s team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and played one of his best games during the 3-2 win over South Korea in the second group game.