Jordan Ayew has admitted that the South Koreans gave the Ghana Black Stars a tough time at Education City Stadium despite their victory.
The four-time African champions defeated the Asian side 3-2, but it wasn’t easy for the Black Stars.
Ghana ended the first half leading 2-0 with goals scored by Mohammed Salisu and Kudus in the 24th and 34th minutes respectively. All the goals were assisted by Jordan Ayew.
However, The Koreans leveled up in the second half after Gue-Sung Cho’s brace in three minutes 58th and 61st break before Kudus, who was named Man of the Match scored the game-winning goal in the 68th minute assisted by Inaki Williams.
After the game, Jordan speaking to the press admitted that the Koreans really gave Ghana a tough time.
“The most important thing is that we got the three points. We scored two goals in the first half. We didn’t start the second half well but we grew into it and managed to score the third goal. We defended well. They gave us a tough time.”
“We have a very young team, very energetic. We the senior players, we try to motivate the younger ones every day and let them know that it’s the World Cup. I think the young ones that came on and the ones that started showed experience, composure and we the senior players are really pleased.”