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AFCON 2021: “We sat too deep” – Asamoah Gyan questions Rajevac’s tactics in Gabon draw


Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, has questioned the tactics Ghana head coach, Milovan Rajevac in the 1-1 draw against Gabon at the Africa Cup of Nations ongoing in Cameroon.

The Black Stars were heading for all three points following Andre Ayew’s first half opener but an 89th minute strike from Jim Allevinah broke Ghanaian hearts as Gabon snatched a late draw.

The result leaves the Black Stars on a solitary point, needing a big win against Comoros in their last group game on Tuesday to stand a chance of progressing.

Gyan, who was speaking on South African Pay TV platform Supersport following the game, said Milovan Rajevac’s delayed changes as well as a very defensive approach in the closing stages cost the team.

“I’m not happy, we deserved the three points but i think we lost a bit of concentration and conceded a goal in the last minute. We cannot keep on conceding goals in the later stages of the game”

“I think Baba Iddrisu’s injury was a big blow for Ghana because when he left you could see everything changed. I think we could have brought two offensive midfielders to be able to kill the game. We sat back too much, we were defending too much, we were in control over the game and you cannot sit back when you are in control over a game, you have to try and kill the game”

“The Gabonese weren’t that dangerous so we could have even go forward and get a goal but we sat back and then we conceded a goal in the latter stages. I’m not a happy man, now we have to go home an start calculating which should have won this game but it’s football so lets see what happens in the next game” he said.


Source: Citi Sports

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