2014 World Cup: Ghana don't deserve early exit, says captain Asamoah Gyan
By Ameenu Shardow
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Captain Asamoah Gyan believes it will be unfair for Ghana to exit the 2014 World Cup after the group stage due to the good form the team has began showing at the tournament.
The Black Stars have emerged as one of the toasts of the tournament being staged in Brazil following their thrilling 2-2 draw with European giants Germany on Saturday.
The impressive showing against the three-time winners was after a shocking 2-1 defeat to the United States which now leaves Ghana’s continued stay in the competition in the hands of their Group G opponents.
The Black Stars must now hope that the USA fail to pick anymore points in the competition in their remaining two games against Portugal and Germany to remain in contention for qualification to the Round of 16.
But Asamoah Gyan who scored Ghana’s second in their highly entertaining draw with Germany on Saturday in Fortaleza believes his team really deserve to remain in the tournament beyond the group phase.
“I will say football again is unfair [if Ghana exits after the group stage],” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“This a very good team and we play very good football as you saw today [against Germany].
“But we now have to wait and see, you have to be very honest here.
“Now we hope Portugal does us a favour and beat the USA so we remain in the tournament. This is part of football.”
Ghana hope to be going into the final Group G game against Portugal with all to fight for after an expected Portuguese win over the United States on Sunday.
The Black Stars have just a single point after two round of matches and now have a very slim but possible chance of progression.