His is a career that has been scrutinised more than most based solely on how he looks during a game but with three days to the start of his first taste of competitive African football,Black Stars coach Avram Grant is fighting back.
In an interview with Allsports.com.gh,the Israeli tactician revealed his poker face during games has nothing to do with a perceived lack of confidence in his wards or vice versa.
‘I am very focused during the game. If we score I am thinking what to do next and if we are losing I don’t have time to be sad because I need solutions. After the game I don’t have a lot to say. Everyone has their style. Wenger came to England and won titles when he said little and stayed calm on the bench. Van Gaal uses a similar style of saying very little on the bench. I don’t think there is right or wrong. Every coach has their style.’
With little time to gain a first hand knowledge of his team,Grant chose secluded El Rompido in Huelva,Spain to prepare a team that is in transition after a nightmare implosion at the World Cup in Brazil.His task is no easier in Eqautorial Guinea as he opens on January night with a marquee match up against a talented and quality Senegal side. Grant true to form though has a blasÃ© view of the tournament.
‘It is a very, very tough group for all of us. It is not just tough for Ghana but all of us. All the teams can be in the final but only two will qualify. The others will look at the draw, see Ghana and say this will be difficult’.
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