Former Ghana Blackstars captain, Asamoah Gyan has replied coach Herve Renard on his comments that he was a lazy player who was only concerned about playing games rather than training hard.
“The quality of Asamoah Gyan was amazing. I was always impressed with his timing of headers,” the Saudi Arabia coach said in an interview with TV3’s Juliet Bawuah.
“He was a very good goalscorer, fantastic player, amazing player.
“But I have something to tell him. He was supposed to have a better career, but he was lazy,” Renard said while laughing.
“In training, he was lazy. He only likes the games. But he was the most important player but I know him and he didn’t like the training, he only likes the competition, the games,” he concluded.
Well, Gyan in his counter-response has said that he’s not a lazy player.
The former Sunderland hitman is quoted by a Footy-Ghana.com source as saying:
“I am not lazy. I put in 70% hard work and practice the basics needed at training. And, then, I give everything I have in games.
“I work hard in games; the final output is what matters, and not during training. Consistency is what matters.”
When Ghana hosted the African cup in 2008, 51-year-old Herve was Ghana’s physical coach so he once worked with Gyan.
Footy-Ghana.com has gathered that when Herve was then working as a physical coach, he used to involve the National team players in extremely difficult training and Gyan complained about it several.
So these complaints from Gyan gave Herve the impression that he was lazy.