Ghana coach Otto Addo has admitted making a mistake with his choice of players for the game against Brazil Friday evening.
The Black Stars suffered a 3-0 defeat in the hands of five-time world champions Brazil during a friendly match at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France.
“I made mistakes, learnt a lot more about my players,” Addo said after the game. “Picking the next 11 will depend on performance in the next game.”
“To be honest the team was bad, I was very disappointed especially with set-pieces, defensive set-pieces even though they [Brazil] had a lot of chances.
“We were very lucky in some situations where they didn’t score, but to collect two goals in 10 minutes, I am very unhappy.
“I don’t think I gambled with the squad, it was never a gamble, it was a decision of a lot of complex things, so we have new players and they deserve to come into the first eleven and the others [regular players] did very well, so far it was a good segregation.
“I will start with myself because maybe the system was wrong, I have to look at it again and question myself but I will also look at the boys, it is not always like when we play bad it is about the boys, I take myself in that as well.
“The starting line up was good, but we have to work harder, we have to work especially hard on set pieces, to defend them and we have to work harder to close the lines, there were too many gaps between the lines.
“But like I said, it [Brazil] is Fifa team number one, at the moment so it is not like we were playing against some small boys, they were really good and for that, I have to say the second half was good for us.”
The four-time African champions will play Nicaragua in their second friendly at Estadio Francisco Artes Carrasco on Tuesday.
Ghana are using the build-ups as part of their preparations for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.
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