Egypt coach Bob Bradley admits the sensational striking pair of Asamoah Gyan and Abdul Majeed Waris caused serious havoc in his defence in Ghana’s emphatic 6-1 win in the World Cup playoffs.
The Pharaohs suffered one of their worst defeats in their competitive history against the very impressive Black Stars on Tuesday.
The humiliating defeat now leaves Bradley’s charges with a ‘nearly impossible’ task of overturning the massive deficit in order to qualify for their first World Cup in over 23 years.
The American trainer in explaining what went wrong with his team on Tuesday says his defence failed to deal with Ghana’s marauding striking pair of Asamoah Gyan and Majeed Waris.
“We’ve worked to improve ourselves defensively and today we also had to make an adjustment after the first goal – to put an extra man at the back because we were worried about [Majeed] Waris and[Asamoah] Gyan,” he said.
“But I won’t speak about individual players because today was the day when the team was not at the level we were supposed to be.
“And I will stand on this day as a team and not point a finger at anyone.”