After two weeks of backlash by football lovers and a surprise resignation from international football, Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has finally spoken out to give further details for his sudden decision.
The Al Ain player received strong criticism from disappointed fans after he missed a crucial penalty against Zambia during the 2012 African Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
He subsequently bowed out of international play last Saturday in a statement addressed to the Ghana Football Association, which has received mixed reactions.
Gyan has, however, taken his Twitter page to explain the reasons behind his exit in a series of tweets on Monday.
He said: “Firstly, it’s important that I express my sincere apologies to my country. I never intended to make a decision like this early on in my career. Psychologically, I am down.
“As you can imagine, it’s been very hard for me mentally to miss two important successive penalties for my country. And because of this a break to recoup my thoughts and emotions will aid me to come back bigger and mentally stronger,” the striker said.
Gyan explained that he never fully recovered from his injuries he obtained during the World Cup in 2010 which resulted in his poor performance during the just ended AFCON 2012.
He asked for the prayers of local fans to return “with renewed strength” to continue serving his country.
Source Citifmonline Ghana