Appiah said of the great victory over the Egyptian team led by Bob Bradley: “A very difficult match, but the good thing is that I had the opportunity to watch the previous matches of Egypt and find the strengths and weaknesses and decided to change the positions of some players on the field.”
“Several technical changes were made before confronting Egypt, such as the duo of Ali Montari and Michael Essien in the middle, and they paid off.”
“I placed a player to monitor Mohamed Salah and asked him to prevent him from receiving the ball,” he added, through a meeting with On Time Sports.
“I involved a young player named Waris and decided to play Gyan Asamoah in the attack, as well as Christian Atsu to take advantage of speeds, and we formed a team at the highest level.”
“Our goal was to win by 3 goals, and we were lucky to score 3 more.”
In response to the use of magic in front of Egypt? “Magic was the determination of the players and the determination. We had a mix between the experienced and the young, the team was very fast and realized the areas of weakness in the defense of Egypt to create the greatest amount of chances to score.”
The Egyptian team won again, with two goals against a goal, and with it, Bob Bradley’s experience with the Pharaohs ended, to start a whole new stage.
On the superiority of Egypt in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers, he responded“I was a substitute for the Avram Grant, and when I took over we had just one point after two rounds.”
He explained, “If you were coach in the face of Egypt back and we would not lose, the tie with Uganda on our land then was a siren.”
“The competition was strong and Egypt started well in the qualifiers and with the last stage they were not at their best levels but they benefited from the good start, Egypt deserved to reach the 2018 World Cup.”
Turning to talk about the early exit of Ghana from the nations of Africa 2019 He continued, “I was building a young team, and included young players for the team, and if we return to the tournament, you will realize that most of the players joined for the first time with the team.”
“We managed to lead the table, but against Tunisia we did not win and we went out with a penalty shoot-out. It was related to bad luck.”