Former Black Stars’ skipper, Asamoah Gyan, has stated that missing Ghana’s game-winning penalty in the 2010 World Cup was normal, but he regrets the timing of the miss.
Gyan reflected on the incident, saying that missing penalties is part of football, but it is the timing that hurts him.
“It’s either you miss or you score. Emotionally, what hit me is the time I missed the penalty. If I had scored, that was the end of the game. That it what hurts me. But in terms of the miss itself, it is normal,” he told Pure FM.
When they faced Uruguay, Ghana became the third African nation to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
Diego Forlan pulled the South Americans level in the second half as the game headed into extra time.
With a few minutes to end the extra time, Ghana was handed a penalty after Luis Suarez channelled his inner goalkeeping skills to palm away Dominic Adiyiah’s goal-bound header.
Asamoah Gyan stepped up and hit it straight to the crossbar. Ghana eventually lost 4-2 on penalties.
Source: Pak MediaGh