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2014 World Cup: Atsu warns Ghana over focusing on Portugal's Ronaldo, Moutinho is dangerous

Published on: 25 March 2014
Chrsitian Atsu says Moutinho is equally dangerous

Ghana international Christian Atsu has warned his international team-mates not to become fixated on Cristiano Ronaldo when they lock horns with Portugal at this summer's World Cup.

Atsu's Ghana have been drawn in Group G at the World Cup, alongside Portugal, Germany and the United States.

Much of the focus may well be on FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo, but Atsu, who is on loan at Dutch side Vitesse from Chelsea, has reminded his team-mates of the skills of midfielder Joao Moutinho.

Atsu played alongside Moutinho at FC Porto last season and is well aware of the Monaco man's talents.

"It is true that Ronaldo is the most important player on the team by virtue of the fact that he scores the most goals", Atsu told Radio XYZ.

"But we must not forget where these passes came from", he added.

"They have a very clever midfield, with my former colleague Joao Moutinho, who played at FC Porto."

Atsu has won 16 caps for Ghana at international level, scoring three goals in the process.

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This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • kuukuphilly says:
    March 25, 2014 09:02 am
    He gots to be right cause one person does not play football...
  • Dr Who says:
    March 25, 2014 09:41 am
    Nani is equally dangerous
  • Ato kwamina says:
    March 25, 2014 12:04 pm
    Ghanaians are jot afraid of Ronaldo. We saw how the Ivory Coast played him out of the game at the last world cup. He should rather be afraidv oh Ghana.
  • Benito says:
    March 25, 2014 01:39 pm
    Atsu is right,we're going to play against a team not an individual,there are equally dangerous players in the team,yes he has the ability to decide the outcome of match but we must not focus on one player