Brighton and Hove Albion youngster Tariq Lamptey is on cloud nine after playing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar this year.
The youngster has thanked God and Ghana for the opportunity given to him to express himself at the biggest stages of all.
“I thank God for this moment and the opportunity we have been given, we would have liked things to have turned out differently but God’s timing is best.”
“We’ll use this as more motivation and work even harder. A big thank you to everyone for all the support, really appreciate it”, he Tweeted.
A 2-0 win for Uruguay in their Group H decider with Ghana prevented the Black Stars from enacting any sort of revenge for their quarter-final loss at the 2010 World Cup, but this pulsating victory for La Celeste at the 2022 edition came with a heavy price.
South Korea’s 2-1 win over Portugal in the corresponding group stage decider saw them leapfrog both Uruguay and Ghana late on, meaning they’ll progress to the last 16, and send both of these sides home despite Uruguay’s victory.
The build-up to the match had been dominated by Luis Suarez’s handball right at the end of extra-time in their 2010 knockout match. Asamoah Gyan’s miss proved fatal for Ghana 12 years ago, but captain Andre Ayew, the only remaining player from the 2010 squad, couldn’t avenge.