Soccer News of Tue, 24 Jun 201460
It’s sad our destiny is no longer in our hands – Muntari
Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has expressed worry over the position of the Black Stars in their group saying “it’s sad we have to leave our destiny in the hands of others when we had the opportunity to direct it ourselves”.
The Stars have picked one out of six points in their two games at the 2014 World Cup after their thrilling two all draw with Germany at the Estadio Castelo in Fortaleza on Saturday.
Speaking in an interview, Muntari said, “It’s sad we have to wait for another game to determine our fate in the group.
“I feel very bad about the situation because our fate now lies in the next game when we could have secured qualification by now.”
Muntari also rued the manner in which they concede goals in the competition, saying “I find it difficult to understand why we dropped our guards any time we equalise or take lead in a game.
“But these conditions are part of football. We must accept it and move forward. We have another game at hand and that is more important to me and my colleagues.
“Now we have to focus on Portugal and ensure we win that game but much will also depend on the game between the United States of America (USA) and Portugal.
“It is my prayer that Portugal beats USA, so we remain in the competition. Without this result, it will be difficult for us to make progress in the competition.”
Commenting on his absence in the next game, Muntari said he was not bothered.
“We have an all-round team with a lot of quality players. Any of my colleagues could take up the mantle and perform well.
“What is important is that we win our next game and see how the group shapes up in the competition.”