Asamoah Gyan’s penalty miss at the 2010 FIFA world cup
Gyan hopes to redeem himself against nemesis after national heartbreak in 2010
The Ghanaian forward, Asamoah Gyan, expects to prove himself whenever offered the chance to play for his country against Uruguay in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Gyan has featured for the Black Stars in three different World Cups and is hoping to play in his fourth when the team travels to Qatar. Ghana has been drawn into Group H with Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay.
The game against Uruguay has huge significance for Ghana and Gyan. The striker missed a vital penalty that would have secured Ghana’s spot in the semi-finals of the competition for the first time for any African team.
Addressing the BBC, Gyan has expressed that he will be hoping to show off his abilities whenever offered the chance.
“Ghanaians need vengeance [against Uruguay]. That’s the Ghanaian inspiration. I’ve been in the game for quite a while. Individuals outside realize what has occurred. The entire world realizes what occurred. At the point when the draw was made and they saw Uruguay was in Ghana’s group, the main thing that came to the top of the priority list was revenge. It’s something typical, “he said.
“Ghanaians need revenge. Actually, I just sat back and I just grinned on the grounds that I comprehend how the game goes. Things occur. What occurred in 2010 is behind me, yet perhaps there may be another open door. When the opportunity arrives and I’m important to the team and we play against Uruguay, you may, in all likelihood, never realize what will occur.
We simply must act naturally. Clearly, I’m human. I have in my sub-conscience that perhaps assuming I get one more opportunity, I can have the option to show off my abilities,” he concluded.
Gyan has not played for the Black Stars since the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and hasn’t played active football in more than a year.
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Story By Randy Osei Akoto Citixen