By Ameenu Shardow
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Ghana forward Kevin-Prince Boateng admits to his below par performance in the thrilling 2-2 draw with Germany but says the Black Stars' tactics in the first half made it difficult for him to shine.
The 27-year-old was conspicuously ineffective in the 52 minutes he lasted in Ghana's second group game against the European giants in Fortaleza.
Boateng struggled to get going having been paired at the top of Ghana's attack with captain Asamoah Gyan.
Only a weak and misdirected shot at goal is vaguely recalled of the Schalke 04 man's display against his former country on Saturday.
Boateng was eventually replaced by Jordan Ayew moments after they went behind through a Mario Goetze strike.
And even though Jordan Ayew made some unpardonable mistakes, his overall contribution is deemed far superior to the one churned out by Boateng who had extra motivation playing against his former country and brother Jerome.
The former AC Milan star admits he failed to live up to expectations but explains his personal bid was made extremely difficult by Ghana's cautious approach in the first half.
â€œI was disappointed in my performance today but this is football, sometimes you have a good day sometimes you have a bad day,â€ he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
â€œIt was very difficult for me in the first half because we didn't have the ball. Germany had the ball so I couldn't perform as much as I would have liked.â€
Ghana now have just a single point of of two matches at the 2014 World Cup and will now be hoping for a slip by the USA in their next two games against Portugal and Germany to remain in contention.