Tuesday June 17 2014
Asamoah: I don’t like defence

Juventus’ Kwadwo Asamoah says he does not like playing in defence after being selected at left-back for Ghana last night.

The 25-year-old normally plies his trade as a midfielder but was asked by Black Stars Coach James Kwesi Appiah to play in a role further back in the 2-1 World Cup defeat to USA.

Speaking to Ghanaian media following the loss, the player expressed his belief that he is of no use to his team at left-back.

“Everyone knows the role in which I can give my best,” Asamoah said. “I’ve never liked playing in defence but when you are asked to do so what can you do?

“I think I am one of the players on the pitch with the most quality and I am very useful when I help out in attack.

“I don’t like playing in defence and I don’t think I can help the team there. My role is offensive.”