Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says he is not eager to score at the Africa Cup of Nations after the opening two matches.
The Al Ain ace has been a shadow of the 21 goals scored in the United Arab Emirates Pro League for the first half of the season.
But Gyan has made assists in two of Ghana’s three goals scored so far at the tournament.
The 27-year-old’s decision to stay away from spot-kicks on international duty has also not helped matters.
He delighted to play as a decoy upfront for his team mates to score.
“I am not thinking about scoring now, I thinking about sacrificing for the team,” Gyan said.
“As a leader, I have done a lot for the country and it’s now time for me to sacrifice for the team.
“Anytime we are playing, you can see two defenders on me so I have to just sacrifice for the team.”
Gyan can make amends in Ghana’s final Group B match against Niger in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.
He is playing in his fourth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations finals.