Two time AFCON winning gaffer Herve Renard has described former Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan to be a lazy player and stated he could have achieved better in his career than what he has now if he had worked extra harder.
Asamoah Gyan once worked with Herve Renard in his career that was in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations which was hosted by Ghana, where he was the first assistant to Claude Le Roy who was then the head coach of the Black Stars.
The former Sochaux manager has labelled Gyan to be an amazing player and a fantastic goalscorer, his timing of headers was one thing he really admired a lot those times. According to the 51 year old, he would have reached higher level in his career than what he has now if he had put in much effort in his training. He told TV3′ Juliet Bawuah;
“The quality of Asamoah Gyan was amazing. I was always impressed with his timing of headers. He was a very good goalscorer, fantastic player, 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 the games. But 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 landed.
Hervey Renard is a two time African Cup of Nations winner grinding the trophy with Zambia and Cote D’Ivoire in 2012 and 2015 respectively. He’s currently the head coach of the Saudi Arabian national team.
Meanwhile, Asamoah Gyan still remains Ghana’s all time leading goalscorer with 51 goals. He’s currently plying his trade in the Indian Super league with North East United.
By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim