Ghana defender Opare vows to stop Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo at World Cup

Daniel Opare confident Ghana can stop C. Ronaldo

Daniel Opare confident Ghana can stop C. Ronaldo

By Patrick Akoto

Defender Daniel Opare believes Ghana can stop Cristiano Ronaldo when they clash with Portugal at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The 23-year-old is confident that his colleagues can control Ronaldo and are not intimidated by the Portuguese super star.

He’s excited to play against his former Real Madrid teammate, but insists Ronaldo is just another opponent.

“He (Ronaldo) is one of the best players in the world and indeed the reigning World best player. So you can imagine the task on our hands,” Opare is quoted by Happy FM

“I played against him in a friendly during a training tour in Qatar. Don’t forget also that he was my former colleague at Real Madrid and we trained together.

“For us he’s just an opponent that we intend to tackle at the World Cup.

“We have to fight for each other when we meet Portugal or any of the teams because we want to progress and do well.

“He is a footballer and so why not?, I can handle him. I don’t want to talk too much. Let’s wait for the time and we shall all see how it goes.”

Ghana will play Portugal in the final group G game but the clash has been dominated by the country’s ability to stop the reigning World Player of the Year.

The Black Stars will also engage old ‘friends’ USA and Germany in a group hugely touted as the ‘group of death’.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Magnum says:

    A great player in the making, God bless you!!!! Go and make Ghana proud with no fear or what so ever. Opare all the way

  2. Benito says:

    Gsn stop concocting stories,go out there and bring us stories especially about the world cup,start building the fever in your readers and stop this armchair journalism.two sentence reports,too cheap.

  3. MAWUDEKA says:

    IF HE WAS ABLE TO STOP NEYMAR UNTIL THE PARTIAL UNFORTUNATE RED CARD ISSUED TO HIM JUST WHEN HE WAS FULLY GETTING INTO THE GAME, WHAT CAN STOP OPARE FROM STOPPING CR7 ON THE MATCH DAY SINCE HE HAS TRAINED WITH HIM BEFORE SO HE’S GOTTEN TO NOW HIS TRAITS AND TRICKS AND THIS GIVES HIM AN ADVANTAGE TO HIM BY WORKING ON HOW TO STOP HIM SHOULD HE BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO IN THE START THE PORTUGAL VERSUS GHANA GMAE

  4. 21guns says:

    Opare can stop him no doubt,he was his former team mates and he knows his moves.

    I like confidence players

  5. Blow says:

    Being a former team mate does little to arrest the situation we found ourselves. We need to start planning now on how to win our first match and all else will come together. Our Defensive set-up needs to be beefed up and proper strategies put in place so that we can have a well trained, rested, PHYSICALLY FIT(kankpe) and no nonsense soldiers ready to conquer the US and CR7.

  6. ZG GH4LIFE says:

    Enough of CR7, was he not at the last World Cup? what did he do, we need to worry about Portugal,Germany and USA not CR7 or whatever he calls himself, he is not the best anyways, Messi is,and everybody knows that,just injury caused him the title.



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