By Ameenu Shardow
Asamoah Gyan has admitted to his amazement to his ‘insane’ goalscoring exploits this season for Al Ain.
The Ghana captain has already scored 21 goals in the UAE Pro League that is only halfway through.
Gyan has scored at least a goal in 13 straight games for Al Ain this term and is set to smash his own debut tally of 22 that saw him grab last season’s Goal King award.
The ex Sunderland striker’s extreme goalscoring record this term has got many wondering where this rich vein of form was tapped from.
Gyan who himself is bemused by his achievements already this season however says the secret lies in his hardwork.
“As I always say I don’t predict, I make sure I do my job in every game,”he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“Sometimes people might score five in games, people might score two but I don’t predict what I am going to score.
“Last season I scored 22 but I have scored 21 so far in the first leg (first round of the league).
“I would say it is hard work and I am also focused. It is incredible, I also can’t believe what I am doing now.”
The Ghana striker however concedes there have been a substantial amount of pressure triggered occasioned by his rich vein of form at club level.
“Sometimes it is normal, sometimes there are games that there might be pressure,” he adds.
“As I always say I am mentally strong and no matter what I make sure I focus and do my job.
“I have scored 21 goals but I didn’t do it alone, I had many players who supplied me the balls and did their job as well.
“So there might be pressure because people will be expecting you to do more. If you don’t deliver they will maybe say it is luck or something, that is the challenge.
“Sometimes it puts a lot of pressure so what I have to do is keep working hard, training and everything will come by itself, it will come naturally.”
Watch the video interview with Asamoah Gyan below: