Black Stars midfielder, Thomas Partey has said that, negative comments about the Black Stars will not discourage the team from reaching far at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Ghana lost 3-2 to Portugal last Thursday, but came back to win 3-2 against South Korea to keep their qualification hopes alive when they face rival Uruguay on Friday.
Ghanaians have recently criticized the Arsenal midfielder for his poor form and quietness in both two World Cup games, claiming that he does not want to put in his weight for the team.
However, in an interview with GNA Sports, Thomas Partey stated that Ghanaians’ critiques of the squad motivate them to perform better, implying that they (players) do not pay much attention to such criticisms.
“When we win a game opinions are different when we lose opinions are also different but in the end, those who support you are those who demand more from you, and for us, it is a lesson,” he said.
He added that: “We are used to the negative comments and in the end, we understand their opinions and what they demand. Sometimes it pushes you, sometimes when you give too much attention to it you forget about yourself but in the end, you have to keep pushing,” he said.
On the final Group H match against Uruguay, the 29-year-old claimed Ghana is being prepared to take on the South Americans and would require Ghanaians’ unwavering support to get to the round of 16.
The Black Stars’ deputy captain informed Ghanaians that the team was still confident of picking up another win against two-time world champions Uruguay in their final Group H game.
Per match statistics, Partey made 64 touches in the game against South Korea on Monday, completing 41 out of 46 accurate passes, and won nine out of ten ground and aerial duels.
Black Stars of Ghana would face Uruguay on Friday at the Al Janoub Stadium for a spot in the round of 16.