Black Stars Defender Tariq Lamptey Pens Heartwarming Message to Ghanaians After World Cup Exit

Black Stars Defender Tariq Lamptey Pens Heartwarming Message to Ghanaians After World Cup Exit

  • Black Stars defender Tariq Lamptey has broken his silence after Ghana's World Cup exit
  • The four-time African champions were eliminated from the group stage after defeat tom Uruguay
  • The Brighton and Hove Albion right-back will return to England to join his club for mid-season training

Ghana defender Tariq Lamptey has expressed gratitude to fans of the Black Stars for their overwhelming support for the team at the World Cup in Qatar.

Ghana exited the tournament at the group stage after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Uruguay on Friday.

However, Lamptey believes the team will build from the disappointment of Qatar and come back stronger in the future.

Tariq Lamptey, Ghana, World Cup, Uruguay
Tariq Lamptey has reacted to Ghana's early World Cup exit. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars Getty Images
Source: Twitter
"I thank God for this moment and the opportunity we have been given, we would have liked things to have turned out differently but God's timing is best. We’ll use this as more motivation and work even harder," he wrote on Twitter.

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"A big thank you to everyone for all the support, really appreciate it," he added.

The former England youth international was one of Ghana's standout performers at the tournament despite making only two appearances.

The Brighton and Hove defender missed the final game against Uruguay, having come on as a second half substitute in the opener against Portugal and starting against South Korea.

Lamptey switched nationalities to represent Ghana in June this year. He made his Black Stars debut against Brazil in September.

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The former England youth international switched nationalities to represent the West African nation in June.

In his first interview with the Ghana Football Association media, Lamptey expressed delight after receiving a warm reception from his new international teammates.

Ghana players react after World Cup exit

Two days after Ghana's elimination from the 2022 FIFA World Cup, players of the national team have taken to various social media platforms to react.

While many shared their pride in representing the country, others were disappointed with the team's performance and have promised to bounce back strongly in future.

The Black Stars were booted out of the tournament after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Uruguay in their final group game at Al Janoub.