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2014 World Cup: Germany star Podolski wary of Ghana's 110% fighting spirit

Published on: 09 June 2014
Arsenal and Germany trio Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski

Germany forward Lukas Podolski claims there are no guarantees they will qualify from their group at the World Cup this month insisting opponents Ghana will be no pushovers because of their fighting spirit.

The German’s face Portugal, USA and Ghana in Group G – with the mighty clash against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal up first.

Podolski is set to play a crucial role for his country who go into the tournament in Brazil as the second favourites behind the hosts.

The Gunners man knows the ability of his strong squad but will not be underestimating any team in their group until the games are done.

“I think it’s a tough draw because Portugal have Cristiano Ronaldo and other players who can create a lot of chances to score,” Podolski told Arsenal Player.

“United States have a German coach (Jurgen Klinsmann) so it’s a special game for him. And with Ghana, African teams always fight and keep giving 110 per cent.

“It’s not easy but I think we have a strong team and we want to get out of this group and play a good World Cup. We want to fight for the title.”

Comments

  • NII-NI says:
    June 09, 2014 06:01 pm
    Folks how can i watch to night match on my ipad or on the tablet... its urgent!!!
  • Nii-Bi says:
    June 09, 2014 06:10 pm
    Folks, how can i watch to night match on ipad or tablet... its urgent...
  • risky says:
    June 09, 2014 06:17 pm
    Nigerians seeking refuge in Ghana and insulting their host?? No wander that useless nation called Nigeria is experiencing all these atrocities... Total lack of discipline and respect towards each other.
  • Edwin says:
    June 09, 2014 06:04 pm
    U this animal called NONI instead of u praying that God will bring peace nd save Nigeria 4rm Boko haram, u r hear insulting Ghanaians. God wil punish u
  • risky says:
    June 09, 2014 06:22 pm
    Nigerians seeking refuge in Ghana and insulting their host?? No wander that useless nation called Nigeria is experiencing all these atrocities... Total lack of discipline and respect towards each other. And the intolerant boko haram will never swallow such nonsense
  • Kwadwo Boakye says:
    June 09, 2014 04:24 pm
    Noni wo maame tw3 wati
  • Kwadwo Boakye says:
    June 09, 2014 04:26 pm
    wo maame tw3 wati @noni
  • Hakib says:
    June 09, 2014 04:48 pm
    @noni9fight.....concentrate on ur boko haram issues,protests at Kano and live us in peace...Kidnapper...Kwasias3m akwaakwa
  • kuukuphilly says:
    June 09, 2014 03:16 pm
    We also want to take that trophy home buddy ..
  • 9JA 1st Son says:
    June 09, 2014 03:44 pm
    You cannival son of whore who do you think you are! Your country is full of Boko Haram . The most useless country ever existe on earth. lf you mention the name Nigeria everybody run from you like a shit. Where ever two Nigerians are there is evil.
  • awass says:
    June 09, 2014 03:49 pm
    9 points in 3 games.gh 4 lyf.
  • Kuukuphilly says:
    June 09, 2014 04:00 pm
    Oloshie son of baboon that call him or herself noni.u r warned jimi jimi ony3 aye esoooooomi aha l3 eye.
  • prince v obike says:
    June 10, 2014 06:20 am
    pls stop dis attack on nigeria. So called moni is not a nigerian. Here in nigeria a good number of fans ar backing d black stars 2 do africa proud. D ploy of d likes of moni 2 cause disaffection among brothers shud resisted.
  • GHANSON says:
    June 09, 2014 10:21 pm
    30 mins to game time.. Ghana 4-1 Korea Sending strong message to our group opponents
  • NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:
    June 09, 2014 03:20 pm
    Idiot.... keep tinkling yourself mumu... PODOLSKI doesn't even know GAYNA exists and GAYNA is the last thing GERMANY thinks of..... Kwasiaaaaaaaa... KOREA 2-0 GAYNA
  • Spilna says:
    June 09, 2014 04:12 pm
    These is a gross desrespect to ghanians..it realy shows there are still wild and uncivilised alliens in the jungle of africa..despite UNESCO billions of dollars investment into education in africa...are we refusing to learn or we are born genetically dump..we are the most displaced pple in the world..poverty..hiv.most hated race .wars .terrorism.genocide and we still hating on each other?.Gh was the hope of africa in the previous two W/C.dont come here and pretent as a nigerian.Nigerians are civilised pple..bcos where am i there are nigerians there.Unless u belong to the bushmen tribe in the kalahari desert.Because these bush words from u shows ur from the later..
  • GHANSON says:
    June 09, 2014 10:19 pm
    #deportallnigerians