Former Super Eagles striker Julius Agawa explained that Ghana’s Black Stars lost 2-0 to Uruguay in the 2022 World Cup because they lacked a sense of urgency in their style of play during the match.
Two goals from Giorgian de Arascaita ensured Uruguay beat Ghana in their final Group H match at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah on Friday night.
Captain Andre Ayew also missed a first-half penalty against Uruguay.
The result means both Ghana and Uruguay are now out of the tournament, having finished fourth and third in Group H behind South Korea and Portugal.
“Ghana got it wrong from the start, there was no sense of urgency in their game,” Agawa told Brila FM in Lagos.
“The fire started in the second half when they were already 2-0 down. If they had started that way from the first half, things might have looked differently.
“They were punished and fought for it, but it wasn’t enough to secure a win or even a draw.”
World Cup: Former Super Eagles striker Julius Agawa reveals why Ghana lost 2-0 to Uruguay