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2014 World Cup: Kevin-Prince Boateng vows Ghana will fight back to defeat Germany

Published on: 18 June 2014
Kevin Prince Boateng says the Black Stars can defeat the Germans

Ghana playmaker Kevin-Prince Boateng says the Black Stars will fight to defeat Germany at the 2014 World Cup on Saturday to revive their chances of reaching the knock-out phase of the tournament in Brazil.

The 27-year-old, who was born in Germany, says the Black Stars are capable of defeating the Europeans despite their shaky start to their World Cup campaign.

Boateng expressed his frustration with Ghana's 2-1 defeat to the United States, admitting they are now under pressure to win against Germany in the 'Group of Death'

Germany defeated Portugal 4-0 in their opening Group G match and they are favourites to defeat the Black Stars but Boateng insists they can beat the Germans admitting it won't be an easy task.

"We know that we need to win now," the 27-year-old told the DFB's official site.

"And we also know that there will be no easy task against Germany. But we will prepare and try to give our all for it.

"The first game is always the most difficult and somehow always the most important and we just went to sleep. We must not now hang our heads - we have another game in four days."

Boateng, who has 12 caps and two goals for his national side, faced stern criticism in Ghana when he retired from international football in 2011 - only to reverse his decision two years later.

Ghana face Germany on Saturday in their second Group G game before playing Portugal.

Do you think the Black Stars can defeat Germany? Make your views known in the box below


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  • Blay says:
    June 18, 2014 03:50 pm
    @cobbysam... I dont think if he were to be ya Family member you would use this word on him..... were you not happy as he qualify The Team?? Reason on ya speech... Known you were well Trained from Home
  • hamza boban says:
    June 18, 2014 06:28 pm
    never mind,it's not yet over but dont underestimate the germans or else we ll burn yo house back home.
  • Nana K says:
    June 18, 2014 06:39 pm
    Ghana can only score Germany when coach Appiah relise that the tournament has begun, and uses his best unknown eleven and stop benching his best eleven waiting to introduce them when opponent team is tired. There is no way German machine is going to break down easily. Even Alhaji Grunsah will not play such tactics. Good luck to Black Starz
  • access says:
    June 18, 2014 06:40 pm
    Ghana 6 Germany 1 ==================================Kwarasey================================ Essien==================Jonathan=================Boye================Wakaso ======================Badu===================D.Ayew======================= Gyan==============================Prince===============================Kojo
  • Capo di Capi says:
    June 18, 2014 07:01 pm
    People we don't have a coach. Would admonish that you don't put your heart in our subsequent matches. AA has prove that he isn't ready to learn from his mistakes from AFCON till now.
  • isquared says:
    June 18, 2014 04:11 pm
    Just remember…. in 2006 how we came back strongly after losing 2-0 to Italy and beat up a very strong Czech team that had just demolished US 3-0. For those counting Ghana out, note that soccer is not played on paper just based on individual player quality but on so many other intangibles. Yes, Germany is tactically better but Ghana has more skilled players so if Ghana can match them tactically, limit mistakes and be more clinical upfront, Ghana will come out on top. I predict a 3-2 win for Ghana!!!!
  • bisa says:
    June 18, 2014 04:05 pm
    You have a chance only if your coach will not wait for your opponents to get tired before fielding a solid team. I believe Ghana is capable of beating any team with the right selection. By the way K. Asamoah has never played as a full left back for Juventus. He is used as a left wing back. A good coach will know the difference!
  • Dee says:
    June 18, 2014 12:04 pm
    We shall see.
  • AbdulRahim RasBomBom says:
    June 18, 2014 12:07 pm
    great soccer news
  • Abandeutschland says:
    June 18, 2014 12:08 pm
    For sure Ghana will beat Germany,we in Germany are highly optimistic that Ghana is going to wipe Portugal tears for them,we will shock the world.
  • Frank for Canada says:
    June 18, 2014 12:09 pm
    Yes we can , this is Socer anything can happen, I do understand the strength of the Germany"s but from what I saw the Black Star against the USA, they really did well but couldnt win. I believe if they play as they did against the USA and utilizes their chances, I believe they can do it. To my fellow Ghanaians let's us all support them in times like this. Everything is possible to those who BELIEVE.
  • Ronny says:
    June 18, 2014 12:12 pm
    Träum weiter !
  • Gilbert Osei says:
    June 18, 2014 12:15 pm
    Ghana may overcome the Germans if only the coach will allow the boys to play in their respective positions and also to feature the right players for that particular match. Anything other than that will be a disaster for Ghana which most Ghanaians wouldn't be happy with. I pray that Ghana wins the Saturday match in order for us to progress to the next level.
  • [email protected] says:
    June 18, 2014 12:17 pm
    ghana’s only problem is the lack of tactical knowledge of the coach,how can u place ur most creative force”k.asamoah” in defense n place ur most experience players on the bench thinking of the americans getting tired b4 bringing them on. what of if wen they return on the pitch n de team is down like what happened on monday. personally dont think we can make it this time around cos we lost a game we shouldnt av lost due to wrong selection n technical bankruptcy of our coach.we’v complicated things for ourselves. only luck will take us through.
  • PITO says:
    June 18, 2014 12:17 pm
    The Germany game is not a MUST win. The earlier we realize this the better. Lets rather focus on not loosing.
  • kwamina says:
    June 18, 2014 12:17 pm
    Coach Appiah must go
  • selfmade says:
    June 18, 2014 12:43 pm
    This DEFENCE cannot contain the Germans for 90 mins! Our best ll be a draw but there is a higher probabilities of us losing than getting a draw!
  • NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:
    June 18, 2014 12:34 pm
    Idiot..... I NONI(9JA 1ST SON) will walk naked for two weeks if GHANA beat GERMANY..... Kwasiaaaaaaa
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    June 18, 2014 12:21 pm
    "Hope" is the last one to die! "Its not over till its all over"! A famous german adage goes like this; "the ball is round" ! Anything can happen and provided our coach and his backroom staff are up to the task! Up till now they have really disappointed Ghanaians! The problem is not with the players, but rather the technical staff! Up till now they have always depended on the players to bail them out whenever they made wrong decisions. Unfortunately, this time around, luck was not on their side! WE HAVE THE PLAYERS WITH THE CALIBRE TO BEAT THE GERMAN TEAM, BUT IS THE TECHNICAL TEAM IN THE POSITION TO MAP OUT THE WINING STRATEGY AND TACTIC?!?!?
  • Mumbi says:
    June 18, 2014 12:28 pm
    Black magic Stars are cursed juju apes and Germany will smash them by not less than 5 goals to nil.
  • Kwame Larbi says:
    June 18, 2014 12:28 pm
    Ghana is capable of upsetting Germany, we played a world class soccer against the US, it wasn't our day, We are ready for the Germans
  • tuna says:
    June 18, 2014 12:49 pm
    Ghana will win they will score 1 nill. Goal in the 68th minutes....Germany will fight back hard and hit the bar from long shot ..... will be a nerve breaking game for Ghana.... Goal by Waris....
  • big boss says:
    June 18, 2014 01:20 pm
    Don't mine the troller from the woods! He is trolling with selfmade I.d... Ignore him fellas
  • Draman Appiah says:
    June 18, 2014 12:57 pm
    Ghana 2-0 Germany.
  • Emma says:
    June 18, 2014 12:58 pm
    Well said Prince. Most of us know which positions our top players comfortably play. Put them at the right places and the Germans will really sweat. But if AA continues with his experimentations then we can kiss Brazil goodbye.
  • Selfmade says:
    June 18, 2014 01:02 pm
    Our stinking asses can never beat Germany.
  • Your Mothers fault says:
    June 18, 2014 01:06 pm
    Onya sorrrme! Mumbi, its your mother's fault. You were farmed like a goat, no proper training. Leave Ghana alone. We don't wont your bad luck here.
  • ?2U says:
    June 18, 2014 12:51 pm
  • Papa USA says:
    June 18, 2014 03:00 pm
    You will surely walk naked for 2 months come this saturday.
  • Papa USA says:
    June 18, 2014 03:11 pm
    jb just believe we can win. If only people will believe nothing is impossible.
  • African Consciousness says:
    June 18, 2014 02:04 pm
    Spoken like a true leader, I hope Coach Appiah gives you your 90 minutes so you can back up your words with some action. You can do it, yes you can!
  • jb says:
    June 18, 2014 02:18 pm
    talk is cheap not with tes defenders and goalkeeper..never
  • papa says:
    June 18, 2014 02:25 pm
    reduce the interviews and work on ur game plan. the germans are a lot taller than us. they are technical and disciplined. the only thing we have going is that we can dribble and even so not that much better. stop ALL crosses and shots to reduce pressure on our defense. man mark muller. and then counter and attack metersacker with the ball at ur feet. stop long range shots , that ball has too much lift. please line up a 4321 xmas tree. Essien cant run anymore let him sit his ass in front of defence. put asamoah in the middle and muntari on the bench. put badu on the right, he has more creativity than rabiu. or bring badu in second half.
  • cobbysam says:
    June 18, 2014 01:57 pm
    kwasia appia is dig head with no sense in his head always talking about tactical yet you don*t no the meaning
  • cobbysam says:
    June 18, 2014 01:57 pm
    kumasi coach
  • Boro says:
    June 18, 2014 12:54 pm
    If only you can minimise your off targets shots and hit the targets.
  • Boro says:
    June 18, 2014 07:28 pm
    You call Essien and adomah the solid team?
  • Boro says:
    June 18, 2014 07:29 pm
    @ Bisa You call Essien and adomah the solid team?
    June 18, 2014 07:31 pm
    We lost our match with USA due to poor selection, from the look of things, Couch Kwesi appiah and Maxwell konadu should use the team and system he used to demolish Egypt with infusion of Adomah at the wing with kelvin prince boating at 10 or 8 position, also he needs to rectify the defense abnormality by infution of sulaman at 5 position, he should be advised on hard tackles in the eighteen. Kwarasay olso must be very aggressive in diving to save as he tends to pouch easy to save balls, as the Germans will be alet on any pounch or loose balls. God will see us through let as pray for this urgent win
  • bisa says:
    June 18, 2014 08:09 pm
    @Boro this is what i call our solid team: =================================Kwarasey============================ Afful==========Mensah===========Essien/Sumaila (penalty risk but better than Boye)=====Opare (yes Opare) ==============Acquah========================Asamoah================= ============================KPB================================================ Waris=================================Gyan=============================Dede and all things being equal you use Badu, Muntari, and Atsu as impact subs.
  • opiah says:
    June 18, 2014 08:12 pm
    great news. this is why we play the world cup,beat the big teams to win it..ghana 1 germany 0
  • Gaynaians are fuls says:
    June 19, 2014 07:31 am
    Spot on man!, your juju seems not to be working this time around
  • Gaynaians are fuls says:
    June 19, 2014 07:33 am
    stop dreaming you ful