Ghana coach Otto Odo confirmed on Monday that revenge does not concern him much, but revenge will be present in the minds of many fans of the Ghana national team against Uruguay at the end of the World Cup Group Eight competitions, which will decide qualification for the knockout rounds.
And talking here about the bitter and controversial loss suffered by the African country in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup, which remains one of the painful moments for the team nicknamed the Black Stars.
It is likely that these memories will flow into the minds of the fans during the confrontation between the two teams at Al Janoub Stadium on Friday in a decisive match.
“It will be a very difficult match, but I am confident in our ability to win this match,” Udo said after an exciting 3-2 win over South Korea. I don’t think much about revenge.
He continued, “It has been a very, very long time since this incident, and I firmly believe that you will receive blessings if you do not actively seek revenge.”
It may have been a long time already, but he hasn’t erased the image of striker Luis Suarez’s hand deflecting the header off the line that gave Ghana a win in extra time.
Suarez got a red card, but Ghana was knocked out on penalties 4-2 after Asamoah Gyan missed from the penalty spot, breaking the hearts of the Ghanaian fans.