Black Stars head coach Otto Addo is excited by the prospect of facing South Korea’s talisman Heung-min Son in Ghana’s second World Cup group game on Monday.
The 47 year old trainer was in charge of the Under-19s at Hamburg SV when Son arrived at the club aged 16 in 2009 and the teenager made a quick impression.
“I really liked his character, he was a very hard-working player. I was the one who proposed him to the first team,” said Addo on Sunday.
Son signed a professional contract at 18 and became Hamburg’s youngest Bundesliga scorer before moving on to Bayer Leverkusen in 2013.
The Korean attacker is currently on the books of English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and has established himself as one of the best players in the world.
“He became so good because he worked hard for it. He’s gone on to have a great career and I’m happy he is healthy and able to play against us but we will stop him together as a team,” Otto Addo concluded.
Ghana and South Korea will lock horns at the Education City Stadium at 1pm on Monday.