Jerome Opoku determined to earn more games for Ghana

Jerome Opoku determined to earn more games for Ghana

Defender Jerome Opoku is eager for more opportunities to represent Ghana on the international stage following his second appearance against Nigeria last Friday.

The London-born player, currently on loan at Istanbul Basaksehir, showcased his talent during the Black Stars' recent match despite the team's 2-1 defeat, which was marred by Opoku's red card.

Opoku initially made his debut in October 2023 during Ghana's 4-0 loss to the United States of America. His inclusion came as a late call-up to replace Alexander Djiku, and he has since been making strides in the national team, impressing fans and pundits alike with his performances.

Despite the setback of the red card against Nigeria, Opoku remains optimistic about his future with the Ghanaian squad. His dedication and determination to contribute positively to the team's success have not gone unnoticed, and he is looking forward to more opportunities to showcase his skills and help Ghana achieve victory in upcoming matches.

"The game against USA wasn't too good at all; it was my first game too and the way we played as a team didn't help me," he said. 

"I definitely should have done better in that game but compared to this game I think it's something for me to build on and keep learning. I think this coach wants to play football, for me I like to play football also, not just going long, kicking long so I can bring out the quality of my game under this coach.

"I think the position I played today was key to my performance, as I said it depends on where I play and how we play and how I can bring out my quality so that definitely helped.

"I want to just have to keep working hard and achieve the most with the national team. If I get another opportunity anytime I am on the pitch I want to do well and show my quality so just more caps for Ghana and keep improving as a player as a team collectively."

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