OTTO Addo believes his Black Stars team can do much better than they did in Friday night’s 0-0 draw with the Super Eagles.
Despite the vocal support of over 40,000 fans at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi and more possession of the ball, the Ghanaians could not beat Nigeria in the first leg of their Qatar 2022 World Cup playoffs.
Addo, who is the interim head coach of the Black Stars, however appreciated his team’s effort.
“First of all I think the guys did well, surely we can do better but in these circumstances I have to say they followed the plan,” the Borussia Dortmund assistant coach told journalists in his post-match interview.
“Even though we made some mistakes, they still followed the plan, we had good positions, we had good runs, we created our chances.”
Addo, who is a former Black Stars player, blames tiredness for his side’s inability to sustain pressure and eventually break down the Super Eagles.
“We started well, I think the first 30 minutes and then there was a little break, a little bit of fatigue,” he explained.
“We couldn’t press that good as we wanted to and made Nigeria come on.”
The return fixture is set for the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday, with the winners on aggregate advancing to the World Cup.