Brighton and Hove Albion defender, Tariq Lamptey, says he is looking forward to making his Ghana debut ahead of Friday’s friendly game against Brazil.

The 21-year-old former England youth international adds that he is proud to be in camp with his Black Stars teammates preparing for the game to be played at the Stade Océane Le Havre, France.

The former Chelsea defender is one of five players to complete nationality switches from European nations in July 2022 to play for Ghana at international level.

Speaking in his first interview since the switch, Lamptey reveals he feels part of the family already and is quickly adapting to his new teammates.

“I am very proud to be here and I am really determined to train hard, give the best as I can and I looking forward to the game on Friday,” he told the GFA.

“Everyone has been fantastic. Everyone has been very welcoming. I am talking to everyone, getting to know everyone. It feels like a family so it feels so good.

“I am just really excited to come here and get to work. I am very happy and looking forward to the game.

“I feel really good; training has been really good, it’s good to know everybody. There is a very high quality here and we are working hard in training, listening to what the coach has to say and looking forward to the game.

“In this game you have to prepare very well, you prepare based on how you want to play and we are already excited and looking forward to play against the team [Brazil] on Friday.”