Ghana’s John Paintsil: I’m focusing on my club career now

The defender is without a club at the moment, and getting one ahead of the new season is paramount with regards to remaining with the national team
Ghana international John Paintsil is turning his attention to his club career, after ending his time at Leicester City.

The 31-year-old who has fallen down the pecking order at national team level believes that more playing time at club level is mandatory if he is to book a slot in the Black Stars squad.

“For me, the focus is on my club career, though I am always available to play for the [Black] Stars,” he told Accra-based Joy FM.

The defender said he is not done yet with the Ghana national squad, and endorsed a mix of young and older players to form a solid team.

“Ghana has a bright future and we have players who can easily fit into this side," the former Fulham player said.

“Older players should be ready to play when called. They have experience to offer and can mix with the inexperienced players. Experienced players are experts in delay tactics, confusing referees and winning free kicks.”