2014 World Cup: Ex-Portugal star Pedro Pauleta warns coach Bento over Ghana
By Rahman Osman
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Former Portugal striker Pedro Pauleta has advised the coach Paulo Bento to accord Ghana the same level of respect he will give to members in Group G.
A Selecao das Quinas are tipped by bookmakers to qualify alongside Germany from the Group of Death.
Ghana have been the shinning light for Africa in the last two editions finishing at the rounds of sixteen and quarter-final stage in 2006 and 2010 respectively.
Pauleta says the records of Ghana at the World Cup means they will have thread with caution against them.
“Ghana is an interesting country which could spring a surprise, we have to give them the respect because of their past”, the former PSG striker said on Portuguese national television
“We have to work on all countries very well because they all come to play us knowing a win against us could be historic.
“I have been lucky in enough to play against an African country for Portugal in Germany (Angola) and they were well organized a trait posed by all African teams.
“We play them in the last group game and hopefully by then we should be through already.”
Ghana will take on Portugal on the final group game in Group G on 26 June in Brasilia.