2010 World Cup: Uruguay Penalty Miss Still Haunts me – Gyan
Asamoah Gyan, captain of Ghana’s senior national team, Black Stars, has revealed that his inability to convert a penalty for Ghana at the 2010 World Cup against Uruguay is one of his biggest regret in his football career.
For over 8 years matter, The Kayserispor forward said if he had the opportunity, he would have reversed time so he will be able to convert that spot kick.
“It’s been haunting me once a while, but it has made me a strong man. I wish I could get the opportunity to take that penalty again,” the former Sunderland striker said in an interview with Countryman Songo on Asempa FM’s ‘Fire for Fire’ programme on Thursday, 22 November 2018.
Luis Suarez’s handball denied Dominic Adiyiah a late minute extra time goal for Ghana and Asamoah Gyan wasted the resultant penalty which was the last kick of the game and Ghana subsequently lost the penalty shootout.
If Gyan had converted that penalty, Ghana would have progressed to the semi-final of the tournament which was eventually won by Spain.