Ghana defender Boye determined to stop Cristiano Ronaldo at World Cup

Published on: 10 December 2013
Ghana defender Boye determined to stop Cristiano Ronaldo at World Cup
Ghana defender John Boye

By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu

John Boye says he is determined to show his pedigree as a defender by marking out Cristiano Ronaldo when Ghana take on Portugal at the World Cup.

The Black Stars will face the talented Portuguese side in their final group game of next year’s tournament to be staged in Brazil.

Ghana will however face USA and Germany before taking on the perennial underachievers who are armed with the immense ability of Ronaldo – widely regarded as the current best player in the world.

But Boye, who is working his way up from injury believes he is ready to stand toe-to-toe with the marauding former Manchester United star when their respective teams face each other next summer.

“We are prepared as defenders and I am sure we will handle him (Cristiano Ronaldo),” the Stade Rennes stopper told Kumasi-based Nhyira FM.

“We know that he is a big player so for me, if I am marking him, I will also do my best for people to also know that I am a good defender.

“We will know how to mark him and be with him so that he doesn’t run around with the ball.

“As defenders, we have to talk to ourselves and concentrate on the game so I am sure all will be fine.”

Boye has been the most consistent performer in Ghana’s defence since bursting onto the scene at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

He however missed the qualifying playoffs against Egypt due to injury.

Comments

  • zane
    says: 5 years ago
    Wen did john boye start to take alcohol
  • Jaja
    says: 5 years ago
    LEt him first get some game time with his Rennes, and holding a clean sheet, before talking about marking the best attacker in the world.
  • Saxcee
    says: 5 years ago
    the day u became a loose talker..
  • fred
    says: 5 years ago
    well said boye.guys we have Soccernet watsup page if u are interested just hit me on 0543698566
  • CEREBRAL
    says: 5 years ago
    This is 'cliche'. What do you expect Boye to say? Of course he will say he will handle Ronaldo. We do not expect him to say "oh no….not Ronaldo…he is too great a player…he will dribble, dodge and outwit me…" I hate obvious articles. Leave Boye alone to get back in form….he is one of the best defenders we have. Ghana should rather be 'sneaky' and humble and prepare as best as could ever be. I know the journalists have to eat so they come up with interviews and all that….fine….but stick to the script…….ask the the players questions and write exactly what they said…DON'T QUOTE OUT OF CONTEXT…..!
  • Dr Who
    says: 5 years ago
    Opare can also handle him from the flanks.lets not focus on CR7 alone.Nani is equally dangerous.
  • Abrantie
    says: 5 years ago
    Love the confidence John Boye, but what are your words without action? We shall see.
  • aa
    says: 5 years ago
    Are Ghanaians that scared of Ronaldo? the dude does not play well against African teams
  • ataa nmai
    says: 5 years ago
    Talking out of your arse mate. Good luck though :-)
  • Ken
    says: 5 years ago
    Give that job to Jonathan Mensah. Ask Ibrahimovic of PSG if I am lying. Never doubt a Ghanaian player !! Boye can do it easily so is Jona and Opare. I remember Opare giving Roladinho tough time during our friendly.
  • spellBOUND
    says: 5 years ago
    chale, boye, start collecting studying tape on ronaldo NOW. dont wait till camp begin.
  • Boro
    says: 5 years ago
    That will be great however this will be the most important after we have defended well and have won against usa and germany so that we beat portugal to win the group.
  • Cy
    says: 5 years ago
    I believe John can do it.
  • Rasheed
    says: 5 years ago
    We are not interested!. buddy
  • Rasheed
    says: 5 years ago
    I am sure Dr. Who can also handle Ronaldo
  • bernard
    says: 5 years ago
    We will wine the world cup for the first time by beating Holland 3:1. Goals from atsu, kpb asamoah gyan. will seal the victory on that historic day.
  • blz-kwame
    says: 5 years ago
    poor journalism, this article has nothing to do with england so why refer to the player as former utd player? his current club is real madrid if the author is just scare to mention it.
  • spellBOUND
    says: 5 years ago
    if we get boye and vorsah back in central defense, i like our chances to beat usa and portugal. their replacements have been quite poor. their play has been overshadowed by our great midfield.
  • tbdarko
    says: 5 years ago
    There's nothing wrong with saying former. Journalists all around the world uses that term. Anyways, the best way to take C.Ronaldo out the game is to frustrate him which i think we can do. We have to be physical against him and not give him a chance. Good confidence BOYE
  • blackcoffee
    says: 5 years ago
    Folks,if you are born to kill an elephant you dont worry yourself on an ant.....Our main aim is to reach the semi final and beyond,With the likes of KP Boateng,Gyan,Kojo Asamoah,Dede Ayew,Wakaso Mubarak,Agyeman Badu ...We fear no storm,They underrate use at thier own peril,we will march them boot to boot wait and see,Our boyz are very determined and fear no team