Winger Albert Adomah insists Ghana is not afraid of being in the 2014 World Cupâ€™s â€˜Group of Deathâ€™, Â insisting they have enough quality to advance from the group stage.
The 26-year-old will mark his debut at the world stage after being included in Kwesi Appiahâ€™s 23-man party to Brazil.
The Boro winger came on a second half substitute and set-up a goal for Ghana as they mauled South Korea 4-0 in their final warm-up friendly in Miami on Monday night ahead of the World Cup.
The Black Starsâ€™ next action is on Monday evening when they open what looks a difficult World Cup campaign against the United States.
And their prospects of further progress could come down to how they fare against the Americans - because Ghana are in the toughest group possible.
They must also face fancied Germany, semi-finalists in 2010, and a Portugal side powered by Cristiano Ronaldo fresh from Champions League victory.
But optimistic Albert isnâ€™t daunted by the draw.
â€œPeople are saying it is the â€˜Group of Deathâ€™ but I donâ€™t see it like that,â€ he told the Gazette.
â€œYes, it is a tough group, and to be honest it is not the group you would pick for yourself.
â€œBut they are all tough groups. It is not like we are in with Brazil and Argentina.
â€œAnd the way I see it is that the other teams in there will all take points off each other.
â€œThe two big boys wonâ€™t want to lose against each other and if they draw, then they only have to draw one more game and that opens the door to us.
â€œIf we can win a game, against the USA say, then can get a draw off one of the others then we are right in the mix.
â€œPeople might under-estimate us a bit and that could go in our favour.
â€œRemember Ghana have got a good record in the World Cup, we are not novices.
â€œWe almost made the semi-finals last time.â€