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United States coach Klinsmann warns Ghana over Germany's smashing form

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has warned Ghana that they must get a result in their next World Cup match against Germany on Saturday or forget about progressing in the tournament in Brazil.

Klinsmann says Ghana faces World Cup elimination after USA defeat

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has warned Ghana that they must get a result in their next World Cup match against Germany on Saturday or forget about progressing in the tournament in Brazil.

The Black Stars face Germany in their next match in Fortaleza on June 21 after losing their opening match 2-1 to the Americans in Natal on Monday night.

Ghana were stunned after just 30 seconds when Clint Dempsey finished off a great move down the left by weaving through the Africans’ defence to beat Adam Kwarasey at the keeper’s far post.

Andre Ayew struck an 82nd minute equaliser for the Black Stars but only four minutes later second-half substitute John Brooks headed a late corner through the defence and past Kwarasey to send the huge USA support at Estadio das Dunas wild.

Ghana, quarter-finalists in 2010, now face a huge task to qualify from a group which includes Germany and Portugal. Earlier, Germany thumped Portugal 4-0.

Klinsmann, who is German, is heaping pressure on the Ghanaians by claiming that their next opponents can be dangerous following the demolition on Portugal.

USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann — who led the Mannschaft to third place as coach in 2006 — warned: “I think Germany is the favourite in this Group. Ghana will face Germany next and they have to get a result.

“We watched the Germany game today and I can only give them huge compliment. Impressive, no doubt about it.”

Ghana came to Brazil hoping to improve on their performance in 2010 when they narrowly failed to make the semi-finals when striker Asamoah Gyan missed a penalty against Uruguay after Luis Suarez stopped the ball with his hand on the line.

Uruguay went on to win the penalty shoot-out, and later claimed a fourth place finish.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. john akpa says:

    Finally Muntari will be put where he belongs. A substitute !! The coach selected him out of fear coz he will start big trouble if you don’t pick him.

  2. Mumbi says:

    Congrats USA for the job well done.

  3. MythBuster says:

    Klinsmann mocking ghana!!!the yankees are in brazil for business….with our crude,pushing and shoving system of play,we may most likely get a red card and even a penalty in the match against Gernany,we must be very careful.

  4. Selfmade says:

    Now am thinking that our chief priest Bonsam is a con man. We Ghanaians are big fools kwasia!!!

  5. Di Carlo says:

    This is just the first game it could have easily gone our way but we didnt take our chances.the champions spain lost,england,uruguay etc all lost.The group is still alive,portugal is just a one man team,the germans are beatable.If we can take up the germans we still have chances of coming out of the group,we need to be focus right from the beginning for the entire duration of the game.

  6. gignger says:

    My ghanian friends should just take d defeat in a good fate, I was never a fan of BS but with their performance last night am beggining to fall in love with d team..it is quite unfurtunate dat dey lost d game dey deserve to win dat football 4 u, like in d case of Naija even though we win iran last night I wouldn’t be happy cos eagle played d worst game in dis tournament last night even all fans were booing dem…look at bosnia for instance dey lost to argentina but they gain international recognitions by there awesome performance so is ghana but my only problem with BS team last night was d AA selection, he should have replaced rabiu with either Aqua or badu also mensha did not help matter at all for dat corner kick dat led to usa 2nd goal. Kudos to gyan,k ashamoa,dede ayew,atsu nd muntari for their 5 star performance…go BS

  7. Papa Nkrumah says:

    JOHN MENSAH, PLEASE FORGIVE US!!! IF ONLY YOU AND VORSAH WERE AROUND, WE WOULDN’T HAVE SEEN SUCH AMATEURISH DEFENDING.

  8. Mumbi says:

    Yes Kwesi Appiah’s team selection was pathetic. He left out good defenders like Rebbeca Boateng, Patricia Asamoah and enterprising striker Nana Kwaku Bonsam. Blackout Stars.

  9. Michael says:

    The US coach should mind his own business. Congrats to them but nobody should write Ghana off, we can still beat Germany and Portugal to qualify. It is not yet over. Ghana played far better than the US, it’s just we didn’t take our chances. Portugal and Germany will beat the US and Ghana will beat both Germany and Portugal. Black Stars believe in yourselves.

  10. NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:

    I said it and USA did it…… Thanks KLINSMAN for making my day…. I used two Ghanaian pussy to step down and celebrate the US victory in one of the popular GHANA hotel here in NAIJA….. THREESOME NKOAAAAAAA….. GHANA bye bye

  11. Andy D says:

    Only God knows the number of times I have criticized our defense….Ah ah ah ah Akwesi Appiah!!!….You go to a world cup with 0 defenders…Kasa at left back is stupid…You play ur most talented player @LB….so why did he take defenders..Does he have advisors ??

  12. Dzakpata says:

    A good coach would have assessed the height of the opponent’s defenders and consequently advise the wingers as to whether crossing was the best option or not. Especially in a situation where your stringers are short. There was no technical input in this match at all

  13. Dzakpata says:

    A good coach would have assessed the height of the opponent’s defenders and consequently advise the wingers as to whether crossing was the best option or not. Especially in a situation where your strikers or forwards are short. There was no technical input in this match at all

  14. Kwaps says:

    oh AA, why……… in fact, gh is out. the cheapest team to beat was usa and now look? Germany and Portugal are like playing Netherlands. surely we are out.

  15. Gerald Asamoah says:

    What happened to John Mensah, is he injured or dropped?

  16. Tosh says:

    Too bad for Jozi Altidore,the guy got physique and speed and only a miracle will see him play Germany n Portugal.

  17. kofi mossi says:

    Mind your business Klinsman. Beating Ghana does not mean you have qualified. I guess you are too excited after beating Ghana. Ghana will qualify with Germany. Let us hear from you then.

  18. Prince says:

    Wooowwww!!! Check this out!
    BRAZIL 2014
    Team Standings after group matches
    GROUP G
    Germany – 7 points (Qualify)
    Ghana – 4 points (Qualify)
    Portugal – 3 points (Relegated)
    USA – 3 points (Relegated)
    Ghana will qualify for the next round.

  19. Mumbi says:

    I told all ghanaians here that Ghana is a usless trophyless team which will returns back to Accra with no single point, but got insulted for saying the truth. Germany & Portugal will all beat Ghana. Some have now seen my light and dancing to my tune.

  20. Kwaps says:

    My friend say it again. How can gh stand the might of these Germany and Portugal team with this pathetic defenders. Is just too late for gh. lets face the truth. there is. no way, incase u did not understand, I said there is no way gh can progress. from the group. AA was just refusing to think in fact. Joventus is not gh so how then can u put Kwadwo Asamoah at LFB. Starting Jordan means this our fine gentleman here is not a coach. 3 goals against South Korea doesn’t mean he should start. AA wasted the players by applying wht I termed ‘testing of players and formation’ very bad

  21. PITO says:

    Kwarasey
    Inkoom – Jo.Mensah – J.Boye – Afful

    AndreAyew – Essien – KwadwoAsamoah – SulleyMuntari

    Kevin Boateng

    Asamoah Gyan

    This should be the team to stand a chance against Germany. KASA is not a Leftback! Bring Rabiu on only if ESSIEN FLOPS!

    Otherwise use Rabiu in Central defence.

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!

  22. Osei Boss says:

    Our coach is a fool. Tactically bankrupt.
    We did not need asamoah at lb agasinst the US.maybe vs the other 2 but now look. John Boye and Daniel Opare should pack their bags and go home after performance like that!! Also Waksao should play lb and inkoom on the right Trust Me!!!!
    Duada
    Inkoom Johnathan Rashid Wakasao
    Atsu. Kwadwo. Badu/aqua Ayew
    Kp
    Gyan

    If he does not use a line up similar to this I’m afraid this WC is over.

  23. Realist says:

    Germany 9pts
    Portugal. 6pts
    USA. 3pts
    ????? 0

  24. Realist says:

    Cameroun,CIV n Algeria will reac last 16 and the road will end with Cameroun in the last 8 for the second time .

  25. Nabi says:

    All we need to do now is play our best to players against Germany,AA must move Kasa to midfield to partner Essien in a defensive role,play Muntari,KPB n A. Ayew behind a lone striker Gyan…we must keep de midfield tight by keeping possesion n being quicker to all 50/50 balls,de key against is not to concede at all cost…it wudnt hurt our chances if we atleast notch a goalless/scoring draw against Germany…but to achieve dat requires utmost discipline,dedication,use of right personel n hardwork,with these ingredients coupled with our confidence,we can go out there play for a win n 3pts at against de Germans at all cost,our worst should be a draw…Am certain USA ve nothing more in their tank cos its so obvious they came to brazil just to beat Gh.I see dem losing to both Portugal n Germany…it there4 behoves us to go into de German game fired up but disciplined enuf to get a result or we should as well forget de round of 16…somebody tell AA to play Inkoom at right back n Afful at leftback,we need their experience…pls the players shld know dat,there shld be no room for wastefulness infront of goal n switching off durig setpieces

  26. lakupha says:

    if ghana team is useless/trophyless has USA took a trophy before nonsense

  27. Papa Addo says:

    WE NEED TO GO IN WITH A KILLER MENTALITY.
    OUR BACKS TO THE WALL.
    GERMANY WILL WANT TO FINISH US OFF BUT KNOW THEY ARE NOT DONE IF THEY LOSE TO US.
    WE MUST PLAY TO OUR STRENGTHS AND LOAD THE MIDFIELD AND PLAY AT FULL ENERGY.
    THERE IS NO WAY DAUDA MUST PLAY AGAINST GERMANY SO I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT.

    That being said:
    MY STARTING LINEUP

    FORMATION 3-5-2*
    ______________________________KWARASEY___________________________
    ____________ESSIEN____________MENSAH___________BOYE_____________
    OPARE____________________________________________________ASAMOAH
    _______________________ACQUAH________BADU________________________
    _____________________________ BOATENG______________________________
    _______________________ANDRE_______GYAN___________________________

    WHEN WE ATTACK FROM THE RIGHT,ESSIEN STAYS AT RIGHT BACK AND ASAMOAH DROPS TO LEFT BACK
    WHEN WE ATTACK FROM THE LEFT,OPARE ASSUMES RIGHT BACK,ASAMOAH GOES UP MENSAH AND BOYE SWAP SO MENSAH GETS LEFT BACK.

    ACQUAH___BADU__ MUST HOLD AND BE RELENTLESS. TRACK GOETZE AND OZIL.
    BOATENG STAYS AT CAM UNTIL HE SES A GOOD REASON TO MOVE.

    AYEW IS OUR MAIN PIVOT MAN____ HE WILL GO TO THE OPPOSITE WING TOWHICH THE MAIN ATTACK IS COMING FROM WHICH MEANS IF OPARE IS ATTACKING AYEW BECOMES A LEFT WINGER.
    IF ASAMOAH IS BOMBING FORWARD, AYEW BECOMES A RIGHT WINGER.

    I KNOW THIS IS ALOT BUT PLEASE READ IT AND GIVE ME FEEDBACK

  28. Balley Ake says:

    Isha Allah BS will surely make it 2 de next stage of de tournament,despite de defeat against us.I hope AA will learn 4rm his mistakes.Against Germany I’m hoping n surely dat AA will use dis line-up Kwarasey ,J.boye ,J.Mensah ,Afful, Inkoom S.Muntari, Essien, D.Stew, K.Asamoah, K.p Boateng n A.GYAN.I believe in de guys dey will deliver 2 our expectations.GO GHANA, GO BLACK STAR.GOD BLESS OUR HOMELAND GHANA.

  29. Razak says:

    As I said that Ghana had to raise their game or be on the bring of elimination from the world cup. As things stand it will be difficult for Ghana to beat Germany or Portugal.