The former Black Stars player Asamoah Gyan has disclosed that he bares no grudge against the Uruguay Player Luis Suarez over the handball incident that happened during the 2010 World Cup.
Recall that Ghana suffered the shock of their lives after the captain of the national Black Stars Asamoah Gyan missed the penalty against Uruguay in the 2010 World Cup.
Luiz Suarez in the quest to stop the Black Stars players from scoring his team used his hand to kick out the ball from the goalpost. He was sent off and a penalty was awarded. Gyan stepped up and missed the spot-kick and the match went to extra time and penalties.
Speaking about the incident that happened 12 years ago, Asamoah Gyan disclosed that he would have done the same thing to save his team.
Reflecting on what happened, Gyan told talkSPORT before the 2022 edition began: “I’m a football player and I do understand the game. Back home, everybody who watched the game, they dislike him.
“I always say if I was Suarez I would have done the same thing to save my country. He’s a hero there.
“Although people see him as a cheat, he did what he had to do to get his country to the semi-final.
“People do hate him, but I’m in the game as well. He did what he had to do to get his country to the semi-final.
“It has been [more than] 10 years now and it still sticks in my mind. It is a pain that I have to live with.”