Ghana performance pleases Stevanovic

13 years ago

Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic has stated he was happy with the Black Stars' performance in their 1-1 draw with England at Wembley yesterday.

A stoppage-time equaliser from a fine individual effort by Asamoah Gyan earned Ghana a share of the spoils after Andy Carroll had given Fabio Capello's Three Lions a first half lead.

Stevanovic says Ghana deserved something from the difficult game played before a crowd of 80,102 having played 48 hours earlier in an African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Congo in Brazzaville.

“It was very tough to play England at Wembley,” Stevanovic said. “In three days we traveled a lot and I think tonight we did our best.”

England, according to Stevanovic were the better side in the opening half.

He continued: "In the first half England was the better team, then in the second half I think my team gave a very good performance. I think after the way we played in the second half we merited this result," he said.

"It's a good result because playing against England at Wembley is very tough."

Tuesday night's game was the first meeting between both countries at the senior level.