World Cup 2022: We’ve learnt from this tournament – Ghana midfielder Salis Samed

Ghana midfielder Salis Abdul Samed says the team has learnt a lot from their group-stage exit of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Black Stars lost 2-0 to Uruguay in the final round game as both teams crash out of the tournament.

Andre Ayew missed a penalty in the 21st minute as his kick was saved by Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet following a foul on Mohammed Kudus. Uruguay went on to win the game 2-0 thanks to goals from Giorgio de Arrascaeta in the 26th and 32nd minutes of the game but it was not enough as teams went out of the tournament.

“In defence, we were solid but we need to be more solid and aggressive, and the attacking should be more so we can create more scoring chances,” Samed told Daily Graphic.

“We need to work together and be more compact when we’re defending and help each other as we did against Portugal — the first half they got zero chance, but scored in the second half through counter-attacks when we had more spaces between us.

“We’ve learnt from this tournament.”