Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan says he wanted to play for Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar because Ghanaians were dying for him to step on the field with the Black Stars team.
He says there were calls by many Ghanaians asking him to train hard to make the final squad of 26 players for the FIFA Mundial last November – December.
According to him, he wanted to make those people who were calling for him happy but unfortunately he could not reach a level which would see him at the biggest football festival.
“There was lots of talk on the street, with people motivating you that you can really do it. My aim was to do it for the people and make them happy. They made me happy, and they are the same people calling me that you can do it,” he said, as quoted by Pulse.
“So, I was like let me do it. Let me get to that level and see but unfortunately, it didn’t happen… I said in one of the interviews that I had to earn the call up.
“People took it wrong and started bashing me, saying some things and insulting me.”
Gyan, instead worked as a pundit for South African channel Super Sport TV during the tournament.
The Black Stars were eliminated at the group stage after losing two matches.