World Cup 2022: International media lauds Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus

Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus has been praised by the international media following his impressive performance at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Ajax Amsterdam player bagged two goals in the tournament and provided one assist and was the toast of town following his scintillating display in the opening matches of the competition.

Kudus won the Budweiser Player of the match award against South Korea as he scored two goals to help Ghana to a 3-2 win against the Asian giants at the Education City stadium.

Despite his impressive display, he couldn’t prevent Ghana from losing 2-0 to Uruguay in their final group game last Friday.

The Black Stars needed to avoid a defeat to stand a chance of progressing to the knockout stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup but failed to seal a positive result.

Below are comments from some international media:

‘Kudus, the gifted Ajax striker, had the last word in the compelling, intense spectacle’, The Guardian aptly summarizes.

‘The whole world is amazed,’ headlines the German newspaper Der Westen .

“Kudus, the Ajax star who makes Ghana fly,” said La Gazzetta dello Sport . 

“The World Cup confirms all the praise for the Ghanaian attacker, who is overflowing with talent. Not only are his two goals impressive, Kudus is also of great value to Ghana with his vision and quality on the ball. No shortage of dribbling, speed and physical strength. Kudus is also someone who does not feel inferior to Neymar at the age of 22… It also intrigues AC Milan, who are interested.”

 ‘Kudus presents itself to the world,’ headlines Mundo Deportivo . 

“The striker has made history with his country as he becomes the first Ghanaian player to score twice in a World Cup match. Kudus is undoubtedly one of the surprises of the tournament, and a serious candidate to be included in the star team of the group stage. Kudus has what it takes to become one of those players who explodes at the World Cup. Ajax can cash in.”

Kudus who made his debut in November 2019, has played 21 times and scored 11 goals for the Black Stars.