USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann has sent his scouts to Europe to monitor Ghana’s key players in preparation towards the clash of the two countries in the opening Group G match at the 2014 World Cup.
Ghana’s key players Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Kwadwo Asamoah are all being monitored by the Americans to plot how they can quell their power during the World Cup.
With six months before the tournament in Brazil, the German coach has plunged into serious preparation to plot the defeat of Ghana for the time at the World Cup after two unsuccessful attempts.
Klinsmann has hit the ground running by sending his assistant coaches Andi Herzog and Matthias Hamann to the top leagues of Europe including England, Spain, Italy, France and some other countries to monitor key players of his group opponents.
The German is also monitoring key players of Portugal and Germany to ensure that he is on top of his game when they meet in Group G of the competition in Brazil next year.
“I sent my assistant coaches out to watch our players all over the place on a regular basis. They have also started to watch our opponents, specifically the key players for all three opponents in the group stage,” Klinsmann said.
“If it’s in Europe, our scouts there, Andi Herzog, Matthias Hamann, and others, go to games. In the U.S., Martin Vasquez, Carlos Juarez, and other scouts throughout the MLS and throughout Mexico are watching.”
Ghana beat the USA at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups but the Americans are bent on defeating the Black Stars in Brazil.
The Black Stars must begin early preparations if they are to have success at the World Cup for the third time in a row.