Ghana winger Christian Atsu hopes team will put lessons learned from their abject 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign to good use for future tournaments.
The 22-year-old featured in all of Ghanaâ€™s three Group G matches and excelled.
Playing in his first World Cup tournament, Atsu is disappointed the Black Stars could not equal their two previous records of progressing from the Group stage.
â€œWeâ€™re very sad about going out like this, but thereâ€™s not much we can do about it now,â€ Atsu told Fifa.com in an interview.
â€œNaturally, Iâ€™m delighted to have had the chance to play in the World Cup, but right now all I feel is sadness, because we really wanted to make the last 16. And I think we deserved to as well.â€
Ghana presented the youngest squad at the tournament and Atsu believes they are capable of bouncing back.
â€œThereâ€™s no question weâ€™ve got a young team with a lot going for it. With old hands like Asamoah Gyan around we can still achieve big things for Ghanaian and African football in the next few World Cups.â€