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Grant: Egypt knows how to play good football

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Posted on January 23, 2017
Avram Grant

Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images

coach spoke about his team’s next game in the 2017 African Cup of Nations against in Ghana’s press conference.

The Black Stars will be facing Egypt on Wednesday in their final match in Group D as Ghana already qualified to the next round after collecting six points from two games. A draw will ensure that the team finish top of the table.

Regarding Ghana and Egypt game in the next round, the Israeli coach said that he wants to win next matches because it is important to keep the current winning streak. “If you watched our last game with Egypt in Alexandria in the World Cup qualifiers, you will notice that we dominated the game completely, our goalkeeper didn’t get to touch the ball most of the match, but in the end, we lost,” he assured.

“This won’t be a one-sided game, Egypt is a great team and they know how to play good football. I like such battles, even if it is not important on paper.”

The former Chelsea boss hinted that he will stick to his line up and style of play against Egypt and won’t make major changes even though he was previously criticised for his choices and strategies during the two matches Ghana played in AFCON. The Black Stars won their last match against Mali in the second round 1-0.

As for the stadium’s pitch, Grant expressed his disappointment with the pitch saying: “To be honest, I don’t want to play on this pitch, it’s not a football pitch. We are on top of the group with only two goals and Egypt has one goal while the other teams didn’t score. That’s not a coincidence.”

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