Frenchman Herve Renard, claims Ghana’s all-time leading to scorer, Asamoah Gyan, could have had a better football career if he worked harder in training.
Renard, two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner with Zambia and Ivory Coast, worked with the former Sunderland striker when he was Ghana physical trainer when Ghana hosted the 2008 Africa’s biggest competition.
The 51-year old tactician says Gyan only cared about playing matches and not too much about training.
“The quality of Asamoah Gyan was amazing. I was always impressed with his timing of headers,” the Saudi Arabia coach said in an interview with TV3.
“He was a very good goalscorer, fantastic player, amazing player.
“But I have something to tell him. He was supposed to have a better career, but he was lazy,” Renard said while laughing.
“In training, he was lazy. He only likes the games. But he was the most important player but I know him and he didn’t like the training, he only likes the competition, the games,” he concluded.
Gyan is Ghana’s all time top scorer with 51 goals and has been to two AFCON finals in 2010 and 2015.
He has also played at three successive world cups, becoming Africa’s highest goalscorer at the global showpiece with 6 goals.