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2014 World Cup: Juventus star Kwadwo Asamoah not pressured by weight of expectations to deliver for Ghana

Published on: 24 May 2014
Kwadwo Asamoah not pressured to deliver for Ghana

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah insists he is not pressured by the rising weight of expectations on him to deliver at the 2014 World Cup.

The 25-year-old is going into June’s finals in Brazil on the back of an impressive title winning campaign with Italian giants Juventus.

Many believe Asamoah’s form will determine how far the Black Stars will go at the World Cup due to his huge importance to the side.

The ex Udinese man is however always deemed to be playing below his fullest potential whenever he features for the Black Stars.

He is nevertheless expected by many to carry the team on his shoulders in Brazil to provide the needed creativity for team.

The Juventus man however says he is under no pressure despite the huge weight of expectation on him.

“With the kind of experience I have now and with the level of games I have played doesn’t make me feel any pressure at all,” he told

“I know how important and how many are expecting a lot from me but I am ready to do what is need to be done to help the nation.”

Asamoah is regarded as the most in-form player for Ghana going into the World Cup.

He was an integral member of the Juventus team that retained their Serie-A crown which is the second in his career.


This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    May 24, 2014 03:09 pm
    The days are moving too slow, am just sitting here looking at my plane ticket,i cant wait to fly out on may 31st to Ghana, soo excited
  • Benito says:
    May 24, 2014 04:44 pm
    Mumbi your country has to wait for the next 300 before they can qualify for the world cup for the very first time.I'm praying for the cheap
  • kuukuphilly says:
    May 24, 2014 04:04 pm
    Mumbi am done with ur mother ..hahahaha.
  • Askantwi says:
    May 24, 2014 05:48 pm
    Ohhh very sad my man, but don't worry Zambia will one day have a player like that. Just pray for Kwadwo to shine in Brazil so Ghana can lift the image of Africa and the glory spills over to Zambia. You see, Zambia too can benefit from Kwadwo.
  • rascozy says:
    May 24, 2014 05:39 pm
    I hav the feeling Accam, Wakasu and Rabiu would not make it to brazil. But am not the coach so wil wait for AA to decide. Lets support the black stars in our colours. contact Beek Sportz for ur BLACK STARS REPLICA JERSEYS. I 've got mine call 0242548764 for yours now.
  • Sly says:
    May 24, 2014 09:10 pm
    The black stars of ghana will top the group, I know that much. Just wait and see.
  • wee ba says:
    May 24, 2014 09:15 pm
    mumbi I feel your pain bro,hahaha thank God we are not zambians
  • benny says:
    May 24, 2014 07:59 pm
    Mumbi has a wicked sense of humour.
  • daddykull says:
    May 24, 2014 07:51 pm
    Askantwi ur response is soon mature thanks man
  • Mumbi says:
    May 24, 2014 03:56 pm
    Kwado Asamoah is one of the best midfielders in this world as far as am concerned. Sad the chap is Ghanaian.
  • OHENENANA says:
    May 24, 2014 05:12 pm
    Asamoah is the best most underrated player he is a important part of the Juventus midfield they always give credit to pogba pirlo and vidal but asamoah has also made a big impact hr has been a important player in a alot of games he doesnt score alot but when he does its a really nice goal and impotant he defends alot at the left side and strats the transition from defence to atack on the left side
  • Kwabena says:
    May 24, 2014 10:06 pm
    He is one of the skillful and the most consistent players Ghana has this season. Although he has passed with distinction the left back role he played most of the time at Juventus, he was more conscious in defending and that over shadowed his enormous skills. More so, he did not cut in when on attack as expected to deliver more of those thunderbolts upfront which has been one of his traits. He is more effective when he operates behind the strikers or when he is used on the left in front of the back four.