If Prince Tagoe could turn back the hands of time, he would do a travel via a time machine and alter his role at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
In what was Ghana’s second appearance at football’s biggest showpiece, Tagoe was often time heavily criticized by Ghanaian football fans for not living up to expectations.
Known mostly as a striker -who made his name on the local terrain by emerging the 2005 Ghana Premier League goal top scorer- Prince Tagoe was mostly deployed as a right winger by then Coach Milovan Rajevac when representing the senior national football team during the time.
During the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Tagoe played all of Ghana’s group games as a right winger. After his performances drew much criticism, the former Hearts of Oak player was benched in subsequent matches.
Reflecting on what happened at the tournament; Tagoe has revealed that he regrets that experience.
He says if given the opportunity to reverse happenings, he would have preferred warming the bench while playing the role of backup striker to Asamoah Gyan than play as a right midfielder; a role he didn’t really enjoy.
Listen to him in the audio link below.
Prince Tagoe made 36 appearances for the Black Stars netting 7 times after he made his debut in 2006.