World Cup 2022: Ghana defender Tariq Lamptey discusses Black Stars chances after defeat against Portugal

Published on: 25 November 2022

Ghana international Tariq Lamptey has revealed Black Stars approach in the remaining group games at the 2022 World Cup opening fixture.

The Brighton and Hove Albion defender made substitute appearance when the Black Stars suffered a 3-2 defeat to the European giants 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.

Speaking after the game, the Brighton defender expressed their destiny is in their own hands, saying they have to concentrate in the remaining group games after Portugal defeat.

“We just take each game as it comes, it’s still in our hands so, we just concentrate on one game at a time”

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.