Ghana’s all time leading top scorer Asamoah has hit back at 2 times African Cup of nations (AFCON) winner, Herve Renard for saying he’s “lazy”.
The one time Black Stars assistant manager in an interview with TV3’s Juliet Bawuah revealed that Asamoah Gyan failed to reach greater heights because he wasn’t dedicated in training as he was in football games.
“The quality of Asamoah Gyan was amazing. I was always impressed with his timing of headers. He was a very good goal scorer, a fantastic player, an 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 games. Simply 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.
However, the former Sunderland striker disagrees with his former manager.
The former Sunderland hitman is quoted by a Footy-Ghana.com source as saying: “I am not lazy. I put in 70% hard work and practice the basics needed at training. And, then, I give everything I have in games.”
“I work hard in games; the final output is what matters, and not during training. Consistency is what matters.”
Asamoah Gyan is Ghana’s all time leading top scorer with 51 goals, he’s also the country’s most capped player.