“I went from hero to nothing after Uruguay penalty miss” – Asamoah Gyan
During a conversation with FIFA.com. Gyan claimed that he would never be able to forgive himself for embarrassing his nation and all of Africa by failing to convert a penalty.
Asamoah Gyan, a former captain of Ghana, has said that by missing a penalty in the 94th minute of their World Cup quarterfinal encounter against Uruguay, he failed his country and the entire African continent.
In a FIFA.com video on Ghana's campaign in South Africa, Gyan remarked, "I had to weep because I felt like I went from hero to nothing."
The seasoned attacker had the worst game of his career more than ten years ago when the Black Stars faced the South Americans.
Before losing to Uruguay on penalties, Ghana was poised to make history by becoming the first country from Africa to advance to the World Cup semifinals following a 1-1 draw in normal and extra time.
Ghana got a penalty, but Asamoah Gyan missed it after Luis Suarez used his hand to deflect Dominic Adiyiah's header away from the goal in the last seconds of extra time.
during a conversation with FIFA.com. Gyan claimed that he would never be able to forgive himself for embarrassing his nation and all of Africa by failing to convert a penalty.
The Black Stars, meanwhile, were grouped with Portugal and South Korea for the competition and will face Uruguay once more in Qatar in 2022.