Egypt coach Bob Bradley believes his team’s nerves were a major factor in their 6-1 humiliation against Ghana on Tuesday.
The Pharaohs saw their impressive World Cup qualification campaign take a massive hit with the hefty loss to the Black Stars before a packed crowd at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan bagged a brace while an own goal and strikes from Abdul Majeed Waris, Sulley Muntari and Christian Atsu gave the Black Stars a commanding first leg win.
The famous win has surprised many who believed the game would be a close one considering Egypt’s impressive run so far in the series.
The Black Stars inspired by excellent individual performances ensured the anticipated tight game was no contest in the end.
Coach Bob Bradley in his post-match comments however believe his players were too nervous of which the Black Stars fully capitalized.
“As far as our performance today [Tuesday], there were a few plays early in the game where you can see the players were nervous,” he said.
“These nerves when you get behind and you feel everyone in the stadium going crazy, these nerves get worse.
“So I feel like the emotions hurt us today.”