Zambia coach Herve Renard says though Kwadwo Asamoah is now the most important player for Ghana he hasn’t changed as a person.
The Juventus star helped Ghana beat Zambia last Friday with a thunderous 25-yard strike to see the Black Stars progress to the playoff stage of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
The former Liberty Professionals player is now arguably the most recognized Ghanaian star in Europe with his consistent displays for the Italian champions.
Despite his growth into becoming a world class player, Renard who alongside his French compatriot Claude Leroy who gave Asamoah his first international call up during their Black Stars reign between 2006-2008 says the skillful player remains as humble as he was when he was playing as a local player in Ghana.
“I spoke to Kwadwo [Asamoah], I told him congrats – ‘you didn’t change as a man’,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“He is just like when he was a local player, very humble. Today he is the most efficient Ghanaian player at international level.
“He is the most important player. Fantastic boy.”
Asamoah has gone on from making just one appearance for Ghana at the 2008 Nations Cup hosted on home soil to now become one of the first names to fill Black Stars team sheets.
His move to Juventus in 2012 has also helped to reveal his immense talent on a huge European platforms where he is now regarded as one of the most effective and powerful midfielders in Europe.