Ghanaian forward, Asamoah Gyan, aims to prove himself to all Ghanaians if given the opportunity 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 looking to play in his fourth when the team travels to Qatar.
Ghana have been drawn into Group H with Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay.
The game against Uruguay has significant importance for Ghana and Gyan. The striker missed a crucial penalty that would have sealed Ghana’s place in the semi-finals of the competition.
Speaking to the BBC, Gyan has stated that he will be looking to prove himself if given the opportunity.
“Ghanaians want revenge [against Uruguay]. It’s the Ghanaian motivation. I’ve been in the game for a long time. People outside know what happened. The whole world knows what happened. When the draw was made and they saw Uruguay were in Ghana’s group, the only thing that came in mind was revenge. It’s a normal thing,” he said.
“Ghanaians want revenge. Personally, I just sat back and I just smiled because I understand how the game goes. Things happen. What happened in 2010 is behind me but maybe there might be another opportunity. When the time comes and I’m part of the team and we play against Uruguay, you might never know what is going to happen. We just have to be ourselves. Obviously, I’m human. I have in the back of my mind that maybe if I get another chance, I can be able to prove myself,” he concluded.
Gyan has not played for the Black Stars since the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and hasn’t played competitive football in over a year.