2014 World Cup: Jonathan Mensah ready to step into big boots of John Mensah in Brazil
Jonathan Mensah believes he is ready to come into his own as the main defender for the Black Stars following years of apprenticeship under John Mensah.
The 23-year-old is likely to form the first choice partnership with John Boye in next month’s finals in Brazil.
Mensah has come off a productive season with Evian TG where he made 26 appearances in Ligue 1 – more than any season since he moved to France 2011.
The ex Free State Stars man has had to deal with several injuries in the past but has now proved his fitness over the course of the Ligue 1 season and is now set to play a regular starting role for the Black Stars at the World Cup.
The 2009 Ghana U20 World Cup winner has credited ex Ghana captain John Mensah for his guidance all these years as he looks to come into his own at the World Cup in Brazil.
“I leant a lot from him [John Mensah], and I am still learning from others too,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“I am willing to progress all the time and always do my best for the national team.”
Mensah is considered the heir apparent to John Mensah but has struggled to live up to his enormous potential largely due to injuries.
He now hopes to make very good use of his apparent regular first team role with the side at the World Cup in Brazil to cement himself as one of the undoubted first choice central defenders in the team.