Gyan Upbeat For Match With Portugal

Asamoah GyanASAMOAH Gyan insists Ghana will be battling to win to bring fresh hope for a second round place at the World Cup when they face Portugal on Thursday.

“We should go all out because a draw is not going to be enough for us,” said the Ghana captain.

“We just have to stay focused.”

Ghana needs a massive win against Portugal in Brasilia in the final group match and hope the other fixture between Germany and the United States does not end in a draw.

In a related development, Andre Ayew believes the Black Stars would surprise the world should they manage to progress out of their difficult group at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

“If we pass this group, I believe we can go very far. It all depends on us,” the Marseille winger said on Ghana’s chances at the FIFA flagship event.

“We should have won the first game. We didn’t, we put ourselves in this situation. Now we have to do everything to come out of this situation – it’s as simple as that. If we don’t go through, then it means that we didn’t deserve to go through.

“We need to be honest with ourselves, but I believe that we’ve trained hard enough. We don’t want to go home early, we want to stay here as long as possible, so we’re going to do everything to stay. But if we have to go home, we’ll go with our heads high and with no regrets,” the former FIFA U-20 World Cup winner said.

Ghana currently sit third in Group G, three less than both Germany and the USA but tied on pointsa with Portugal ahead of Thursday’s crucial encounter.  From John Vigah, Natal

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