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Boateng angry at Ghana squad selection, believes should have started

17 June 2014, 16:12

Nairobi - Ghana midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng has hit out at coach Kwesi Appiah's squad selection after the African titans opened their World Cup campaign with defeat.

The Black Stars were unable to make the most of their possession and chances as the United States snuck a 2-1 win in the dying moments of their opening Group G encounter in Natal on Monday.

And Boateng, who came on as a 59th minute substitute, believes Appiah had overlooked some of his best players for a starting berth, including the Schalke midfielder himself.

"I was surprised I was left on the bench because the head coach Kwesi Appiah was supposed to start with his best eleven," Boateng told Football411's Ghana correspondent Russel Wiafe.

"In opening matches you need to start your best players so that you don't lose."

Ghana will now be desperate for victory when they take on Germany in their second Group G clash on Saturday, and although Boateng was gutted to go down to the USA, he is confident they can find a response this weekend.

"I am really disappointed we lost but we can come back again in our next game," he concluded.

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