The Columbus Crew defender addresses concerns about their motivation for national duty.
Ghana international Jonathan Mensah has rejected claims their desire to play for the Black Stars is motivated by monetary benefits.
Players of the national team have been faced with questions about their commitment to national duty amid several complaints about high bonuses received for playing for the country.
A camp agitation over appearance fees, resulting in threats to boycott Ghana’s last group game, during the 2014 Fifa World Cup sits high on the minds of many.
“The first thing is to love Ghana because we are Ghanaians,” Mensah, who plays club football for Columbus Crew in the USA, said on Citi TV.
“When you’re called upon to play, either you love the nation or you love something else. What makes fans think we don’t love the team?
“Because If I don’t love the team I don’t need to come waste my time, the nation’s time and the coaches time as well.
“If you don’t love it, don’t come around it but if you do then you are all in.