Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan downplays penalty miss against South Korea
By Akyereko Frimpong-Manson
Striker Asamoah Gyan says he will continue taking Ghana’s penalty kicks despite fluffing his lines in last Tuesday’s international friendly defeat at South Korea.
Gyan, 25, is fondly remembered for crashing an extra-time penalty into the goal post in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup against Uruguay.
He missed an immediate chance to equalize when he put sent a penalty kick straight into the arms of Jung Sung-ryeong.
This has prompted concerns that Gyan should be stopped from taking penalties but the Sunderland striker has explained those are the dynamics of the game.
“I missed a penalty but I scored in the game. I know it’s painful but it is part of the game. One amazing thing is that when I miss a penalty I come back and score but I hope I will score all penalties that will come my way. We played a very good game,” Gyan said.