Asamoah Gyan, the Al Ain striker, last night expanded on remarks he made on Tuesday regarding his former club Sunderland and their fans.
The Ghanaian joined the Pro League side on loan from the English Premier League team last summer, and Al Ain took up the option to buy out his contract last month.
In a media conference on Tuesday, Gyan had said he had no interest in returning to Sunderland and had not heard from Martin O’Neill, the manager.
However, speaking to The National last night, Gyan wanted to clarify his position.
“My agent called me about the interview. They said I didn’t want to go back to Sunderland and I don’t like it there.
“The team was good for me. I love the fans and I love the club. They bought me for £13 million (Dh77m) and they did a lot for my career. When I left there the fans were very good to me. I didn’t have any negative feelings towards anybody. In football you need to move sometimes.”
When asked if he would like to return to Sunderland, Gyan replied: “For now I am at Al Ain. I’m still here and happy to be here. But I would be happy to play anywhere I go.”
The Pro League’s leading scorer explained that his agent had seen a story online, saying he did not like it in Sunderland and did not wish to return. However, yesterday Gyan said: “I didn’t really say that. I left Sunderland in peace. I had no problem with anybody.
“When Al Ain made an offer, they accepted it and I had to move. I had no choice but to move.
“I had no trouble with anybody at Sunderland but that is life in football.”
Source Ghana Soccer