Ghana defender, Gideon Mensah, believes drawing goalless against Portuguese giants, Benfica, in round seventeen of the Primeira Liga is a positive result for Victoria Guimaraes.
The 22-year-old left-back put in an impressive performance alongside countryman, Abdul Mumin, to rack up a third consecutive clean sheet for Guimaraes in the league.
Mensah says he knew it was going to be a tough game, but he was prepared mentally and controlled himself better throughout the game.
“It was a difficult game for us, in the first place, we playing away from home and against a team like Benfica,” he said after the game. “But at the end we got a point from it which clearly is positive for us.
“Personally, I was prepared mentally towards the game because I knew it was going to be a hard game and also a good game. For me, I believe I was able to control myself throughout the game.”
He added he didn’t have the best start he’d have wished for after joining on a season-long loan from Salzburg at the beginning of the current season with an option to make it permanent.
“The season has been good so far. It wasn’t so smooth from the beginning, which to me as a player it’s sometimes okay to have challenges and fight your way out,” he added.
“Going forward, I got into the team and doing what I love doing,” Gideon Mensah concluded.
The former WAFA man tested positive for COVID-19 after the October international friendlies with the Black Stars, which made it difficult for him to settle in straight away.
He has made nine appearances so far for Victoria Guimaraes in the Primeira Liga.