Ghana first choice custodian Joseph Wollacott has reacted to Black Stars’ World Cup qualification against Nigeria and the Swindon Town goalkeeper has revealed how he dealt with pressure during the blockbuster games.
With Wollacott starting both games, Ghana drew 0-0 against the Super Eagles in Kumasi before drawing 1-1 in Abuja to pick a slot at the finals of the FIFA World Cup to be played in Qatar later this year.
“Crazy,” Wollacott said to the official website of his club Swindon Town when asked how his week was.
“Coming to Rochdale brought me down to earth, but it was probably one of the longest weeks I’ve had in my life but it seems it is all worth it.
‘There was pressure on the game, not just to qualify for the World Cup but for the bragging rights of the country, but I just went into it treating it like another game of football, I didn’t put too much pressure on myself and I’m obviously buzzing and delighted.
“I’m not that superstitious but I just made sure I had a solid week of training, I eat well and slept right and that gives you confidence.
“Playing for Ghana, I didn’t realise before I went just how much expectation there is from the country and football is massive in Ghana, a lot of people follow it, so to deliver and make Ghana proud is the best feeling.
“It was probably one of the best feelings of my career.” the Black Stars goalkeeper concluded.
Meanwhile Ghana has been drawn in the same World Cup group as Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.