Asamoah Gyan: ‘Kwadwo Asamoah’s trivela was more difficult, Modric’s against Chelsea was very easy’


Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan believes Kwadwo Asamoah’s ‘outside of the boot’ pass is more difficult move to pull off than Luka Modric’s assist against Chelsea.

Modric starred as Real Madrid sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Chelsea on Tuesday.

Modric located his teammate with the trivela, a skill in which a player shoots the ball with curl applied by the outside of the boot, before Rodrygo finished with aplomb to send the game into extra-time after a 3-3 aggregate scoreline.

Karim Benzema then scored the winner in the 96th minute to confirm Carlo Ancelotti’s side’s place in the last four of the competition.

While Modric has received effusive praise for his ‘outside of the boot’ pass that started Real Madrid’s comeback, some Ghanaians believe Kwadwo Asamoah did it better.

In 2014, former Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah assisted Asamoah Gyan with an outrageous trivela during Ghana’s 2-1 defeat to Portugal at the 2014 World Cup.

Reacting to this, Gyan picked his compatriot’s assist as the more difficult move to pull off, insisting Modric’s pass was easier.

“If Modric had used the outside foot to cross from the right side of the pitch, then you could compare it to Kwadwo’s cross,” the veteran striker tweeted.

“So all I will say is Kwadwo’s cross was very difficult. Modric’s cross was easy because he used the outside right foot on the left side of the pitch.”

By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH

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