Black Stars attacker Jordan Ayew has praised the young players who started and those who came on against South Korea in Ghana’s second group game.
The Crystal Palace player was excellent in the encounter against the Asian giants. He made two key passes, 44 touches, one big chance created, eight ground duels won, three tackles, one interception, and was fouled four times.
The Black Stars of Ghana in the first half battled the South Koreans who put pressure on the back four of Ghana for close to 20 minutes. Before halftime, Ghana broke the deadlock after some interesting play.
Ghana was the first to score through Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu in the 24th minute after a corner by Jordan Ayew. The goal was checked by VAR and the referee whistled for a goal.
Ghana scored again in the 34th minute through Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus after receiving a wonderful ball from Jordan Ayew.
After halftime, the South Koreans made a couple of changes and started putting pressure on Ghana. The pressure made off and Gue-sung Cho scored from a pass from Kang-in Lee. They scored a few minutes later through Gue-sung Cho again.
Ghana’s third goal was scored by Mohammed Kudus his second of the game. His goal was assisted by Inaki Williams.
After the game, Jordan Ayew said the senior players in the squad are happy with the overall performance of the young players in the team. He added that they also showed experience and composure in the encounter.
“We have a very young team, very energetic. we the senior players, we try to motivate the younger ones everyday and let them know that its the World Cup. I think the young ones that came on and the ones that started showed the experience, composure and we the senior players are really pleased,”
Jordan Ayew did not complete the game he was substituted in the 78th minute. He was replaced by Rennes attacker Kamaldeen Sulemana.