Gyan hails the Black Stars

2014-06-23 15:35
Asamoah Gyan (AFP)
Fortaleza - Following their tremendous and hard-fought 2-all stalemate against Germany over the weekend, Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan has hailed his team-mates for the bravery and determination they displayed in the four-goal thriller.

The Black Stars gave the Germans a good run for their money in a cracking Soccer World Cup Group G clash played at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza on Saturday.

Ghana found the back of the net through Andre Ayew and Gyan, while Miroslav Klose and Mario Gotze scored for the Germans.

In a televised post-match interview, the former Sunderland forward said his team-mates fought hard for their country.

“It was a great game for us,” said Gyan.

“We were tactically perfect throughout the game.

“At some stage we were leading 2-1 and they equalised.

“I believe our game was very perfect.

“I want to congratulate all the players for believing in themselves.

‘‘Everybody fought hard for our country."

Gyan’s second half goal equalled Roger Milla of Cameroon's record for scoring the most number of goals (5) in the Soccer World Cup by an African player and the 28-year-old target-man shared his delights on his achievement but also concluded that as a leader his main objective is to lead the west-African country as far as possible in the global spectacle.

“Personally I am very happy to get my fifth World Cup goal.

“It’s not easy at all to achieve that record at the World Cup stage.

“But as the captain of the team, I want to lead the players to a greater finish in this tournament,” concluded Gyan.

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