Former Manchester United defender Fosu Mensah has revealed that he has a strong connection to Ghana.
The Netherlands defender of Ghanaian descent has revealed he keeps tabs on the Black Stars despite turning down an opportunity to play for the side.
Mensah was born in Amsterdam to Ghanaian parents making him eligible to represent both nations, although he rejected an opportunity to represent the West African nation in 2017.
He made his senior debut for Netherlands later in the same year and has gone on to make three appearances for the Orange Army.
Speaking to Citi Sports, the 23-year-old said he has been a passionate supporter of the Black Stars for years and follows their progress.
“I have been watching Ghana, especially the 2010 World Cup.
“It was the first time Kevin Prince Boateng joined the national team. Recently I have seen that unfortunately they lost (1-0) to Morocco, but yeah I have been watching.”
After leaving Manchester United, Mensah joined German Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen and he has made six appearances for the club so far.
“I get emotional when they (Ghana) lose, especially against Uruguay during the 2010 World Cup.
“This is because in Amsterdam we lived in a flat with a lot of other Ghanaians.
“When that happened, it was painful, but when Ghana was scoring my brother and I would open the door and shout in celebration. When you think about it, it is special.”
The defender is currently nursing an injury that put him out of contention for a place in the Netherlands squad for the on-going Euro 2020 Championship
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