World Cup 2022: Defeat against Portugal, unfortunate – Ghana forward Antoine Semenyo

Published on: 25 November 2022

Ghana international Antoine Semenyo has expressed his disappointment in Black Stars defeat against Portugal in the 2022 World Cup opener.

The Bristol City attacker made substitute appearance in Ghana’s 3-2 defeat against the European powerhouse on Thursday.

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in World Cup history to score five times, with his second-half penalty giving Portugal the lead.

Ghana's Andre Ayew then equalized, but two goals in three minutes from Joao Felix and Rafael Leao secured the victory and moved Portugal to the top of Group H, despite Osman Bukari's late winner.

“We don’t give up, we work hard, it’s unfortunate today but we going to the next game with the same mentality and hopefully we can get results”

“I think we still back ourselves, I feel like we got a good team and we can cause upset, so we going to the nest game with same mentality” he s

“Of course, always confidence is key, obviously the lost is unfortunate but we have to keep our heads high. We just have to build on the positives in the remaining group games”

The 2016 European Champions currently sit top of Group H with three points.

Meanwhile, the defeat means Ghana are bottom of Group H after Uruguay and South Korea played out a goalless draw earlier on Thursday.

The Black Stars will now turn their attention to their upcoming matches against South Korea and Uruguay on November 28 and December 2, respectively.