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10.10.2014 Sports News

Jeffrey Schlupp brimming with confidence ahead of Ghana's double-header against Guinea

Jeffrey Schlupp brimming with confidence ahead of Ghana's double-header against Guinea
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Leicester City winger Jeffrey Schlupp says he's full of confidence going into Ghana's crucial clashes over the international break.

A product of City's Academy, Schlupp will represent the Black Stars in Group E of the African Cup of Nations when his country will play a double-header against Guinea, with the first on Saturday.

The German-born Ghanaian admitted he will go in to the game on a high after netting his first ever Barclays Premier League goal in the Foxes' 2-2 draw with Burnley last Saturday.

Speaking exclusively to Foxes Player, he said: “It means a lot to play for your country of course.

“To go there having scored [against Burnley] will give me a lot of confidence.

“Hopefully I can take that into the team and help them qualify for the African Cup of Nations.

“I'm not sure [what role I'll play]. The last time I played the first out of the two games.

“But I don't know this time. We've got the assistant manager taking the game this week so I'll have to see when I get there.

“It'll be a good start to the campaign if we get these two wins as well.”

Honoured by another call-up, Schlupp said his family and the whole of Ghana have been extremely supportive when representing a team lead by former Sunderland front man Asamoah Gyan.

“All the fans and everyone from Ghana have been very welcoming,” he said. “It's extra-special when you've got family that come from there and I've still got family out there.

“It means a lot to me and hopefully I can keep getting more call-ups and do well in the competition.

“They're all proud of me. Some have come to the games and some haven't managed to – it's not a small country, but they're buzzing.”

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