Ex-Ghana defender, John Paintsil has urged the Black Stars to think beyond just the “revenge” against Uruguay come the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Black Stars have been drawn in Group H of the global festival later this year in Qatar alongside, Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.
After the draw, Ghana FA President, Kurt Okraku said, the nation must revenge against Uruguay for the 2010 World Cup loss.
Paintsil, who was part of the squad that suffered the quarter final exit through penalty shootouts loss to Uruguay, believes Ghana must focus beyond just revenging for the 2010 defeat.
“The game that is going to be mouth-watering and that people will be looking forward to is Uruguay-Ghana, because of the incident that happened in 2010 in South Africa,” Paintsil, 40, told BBC Sport Africa.
“As football people we don’t think about revenge – but we always thought about how we can go forward.
“At the end of the day, it is not only Uruguay that we will play in the group.
If you beat Uruguay but don’t beat the rest, it will be a problem.”
Ghana will face Portugal, who beat them 2-1 in the group stages on their last appearance at the tournament in 2014, and South Korea in Group H in Qatar before the expectant re-match with Uruguay.