- Black Stars midfielder Mohammed Kudus is waiting to share the pitch with Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo
- Mohammed Kudus and his Black Stars teammates will face Portugal in their opening group game at the World Cup in Qatar
- Ronaldo scored the winner when Ghana lost to Portugal at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil eight years ago
Mohammed Kudus says he is motivated to play against one of the greatest of all-time Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Ajax star will line up for Ghana when they face 2016 European champions Portugal in the opening Group H game at the World Cup in Qatar.
For Kudus, Ronaldo is an icon and to share the pitch with him at the World Cup will be a moment to savour.
“I think it will be a great moment to share the same pitch with an iconic player like Cristiano Ronaldo," he told TV3.
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"We all look up to him and watched him on TV so it will be a great experience sharing the same field with him but with all the respect, we will approach the game with the same mentality,” he added.
“It’s a big inspiration for us you know. There are many of these guys we have been looking up to and there are some in the team that we didn’t go to the World Cup with. It’s a big inspiration for me but on the other hand, we can’t get too carried away by the occasion."
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be Kudus' first tournament at the global stage and the 22-year-old has been tipped to star at the competition.
"My mentality is approaching every single game like when I was playing in the academy,” he said.
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The Ghana international also served an assist in the 3-1 victory in Glasgow, to end Group A in third place.
Kudus served the provider for Steven Berghuis' opener after just four minutes, before he turned scorer on the half-hour mark with a brilliant finish.