Ghana gaffer Otto Addo, has admitted making mistakes in the Black Stars’s international friendly defeat to Brazil on Friday night.
The Seleçao recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France with a total dominance right from the start of the match.
Th five time World Champions extended their unbeaten run to fourteen matches with the resounding victory.
Brazil started the game on a blistering pace and gave Ghana’s defense a very tough time in the opening minutes of the match with fast attacking play.
Tottenham Hotspur striker, Richardlison was presented with an early opportunity to score but he fluffed his lines in the early stages of the match.
Moments later, Felix Afena Ohene-Gyan was put through on goal by Dennis Odoi but the youngster sent in a tame effort on goal against the run of play.
On the ninth minute mark, Paris St Germain Captain Marquinhos opened the scoring with a free header into the center of the net following a corner kick.
Richarlison finally got his goal with a swift finish on the 28th minute mark to make it 2-0 to the Brazilians.
Eleven minutes later, Richarlison was on a hat-trick as he grabbed his brace from a free-kick well delivered by Neymar six minutes to the end of the match.
After the break, Coach Otto Addo made two changes as Felix Afena Ohene-Gyan and Kamaldeen Sulemana were replaced by Mohammed Salisu and Inaki Williams for their debut.
Ghana grew in confidence and started attacking Brazil with Inaki Williams threatening the goal area of the five-time World Champions.
Ghana switched to 3-4-2-1 in the second half and certainly played better in the second half despite failing to score against the Brazilians who cruised to a comfortable win.
Later in the game, Tariq Lamptey was handed his debut as he came on to replaced Odoi in the second half
Speaking after the game, Otto Addo admitted that: “I think I made mistakes, I learnt a lot more about my players, and picking the next eleven (11) will depend on the performance in the next game”
Addo added that: “My selection was not a gamble,” Addo said after the game.
“It was a decision of complex things.
“Line up was good but we had to work harder to close the spaces.”
Meanwhile, Ghana will also on the 27th of September engage in another friendly against Nicaragua before they later play Switzerland on 17th November, 2022.