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Michael Bradley plays down Ghana win over South Korea

Michael Bradley plays down Ghana win over South Korea

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United States midfielder Michael Bradley believes Ghana’s 4-0 crashing of South Korea will not have any influence on their Group G opener with the Black Stars on Monday. 

The West African powerhouse wrapped up their preparations for the mundial with a comprehensive victory over the Asian giants before jetting off to Natal where they will play their group games.

Despite Ghana outclassing and outshining the Koreans before the watching of American fans in Miami, the former AS Roma midfielder insists Ghana’s victory over Korea means nothing and the real action will be on June 16th.

“It’s hard to take much from any of these warmup games,” Bradley said. “Teams are trying different things — different guys get put on the field at different spots. … You want to be sharp, you want to play well. You’re trying to make sure that as the tournament gets closer, there’s confidence and there’s momentum. but at the same time, they’re still warmup games,” he said.

“I think last night was a good example of that. It’d be easy to look at the end and say, ’4-0, what a performance.’ But still, it’s a warmup game. Regardless of how the game went last night, we have a lot of respect for Ghana. They’re a good team. We know that they’re dangerous, that they can cause trouble. At the end of it, I’m not sure how much you could take from last night or from any of it, to be honest with you.”

Bradley, whose father – Bob Bradley, was denied a chance to qualify Egypt for the tournament after eliminating them from the qualifiers, reveals USA go to Brazil with Ghana on their main agenda.

“We’ve certainly made no secret of the fact that all the focus at this point is about Ghana and making sure we do everything we can, so that on June 16th we step on the field and are ready to leave it all out there. A good result puts us in a really good spot.”

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Ogya says:

    It’s not wrong to dream big but the question is, are they capable to surmount the ferocity of th BS? Let’s wait and see.

  2. Smoking Columbia says:

    It is of no doubt that you are a good midfielder (u have improved tremendously) but master this is Ghana, the country that abounds with excellent midfielders. Just incase you don’t know the meaning of GHANA: Warrior King. Once the USA team has a player called Bradley, we (Ghs) will surely beat you, when in doubt ask your father Bradley snr. A word to the wise is enough! Lest I forget, for the USA to draw with us, just don’t play, or don’t come close to your team at all, else it is a done deal! Period. Bradley,you heard me?

  3. Coffee says:

    So your main aim in the WC is to only beat Ghana…this is really a shallow dream whereas Ghaba wants to lifer the trophy …ok bring it on , we will definitely beat you , we fear no one go black stars go

  4. DID YOUR DAD TELL YOU WHAT HIT HIM?YES,BUT YOU WANNA TASTE IT,RIGHT?
    . YOU WILL SEE A DIFFERENT GHANA,AND YOUR TICK LIST ARE TOO MANY.TIM HOWARD?LET’S SEE.AT LEAST,WE WILL GET TWO PENALTIES,JUDGING FROM YOUR CLUMSY DEFENDING.THEN,THE HEAT.WE WILL RUN YOU OUT WITH THE HUMIDITY.THINGS DON’T AUGUR WELL FOR YOU.OUR BOYS ARE READY FOR A THREE PEAT,AS YOU GUYS SAY.

  5. Milky says:

    The US sees this game as a revenge against the Black stars and that would be their downfall. It seems the US is obsessed with beating the BS. All the US and the media here in the US talk about is Ghana. It’s a total lie that, they are not worried about the results of Korea game.
    How is the result of that game not going to affect the US physiologically especially when the BS had kicked them out of 2 prior World cups and most importantly just won that game against a team also going to the world cup by 4 goals margin?
    Revenge mentality is a bad thing in sport and in life in general.
    Anyway we will see come June 16th

  6. K to the B says:

    GSN please stop the copy and paste…

  7. tones says:

    Ghana is different from nigeria, you can’t beat Ghana, Ghana is not like super chikens

  8. Dr Who says:

    small boys are young….ask your father

  9. keith from germany says:

    Let the games begin.
    Guys allow Bradley to express himself
    afterall nobody wants his team to loose.
    Eventhough there is a first time for everything i dont think the USMNT can defeat ghana.
    The game itself wont be easy but at the end experience is going to decide.

  10. Blakroze GH says:

    Bradley, Bradley, Bradley….we whipped your dad’s a** in Africa, n we gon whip his seed’s a** in Brazil…in fact we aim to be the Bradley family’s talking point in their next family reunion…YES!!! Theme of the fam reunion should be…”Bradley’s USMNT: the way forward, when Ghana is in a tourney with us”

  11. spellBOUND says:

    without bradley servicing altidore and dempsey with balls, their strikers will be endeared inept… don’t worry bradley, rabiu will take care of u… ur father has lost to us twice. prepare for ur 2nd defeat.