Former Ghana coach Herve Renard said that Asamoah Gyan was very lazy in training despite being a good striker.
Gyan who has scored 51 goals for the Black Stars, is infamously remembered for missing the late penalty as Ghana was ousted by Uruguay in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The striker worked under Herve, who was the assistant coach for Claude Le Roy, in 2008.
“The quality of Asamoah Gyan was amazing. I was always impressed with his timing of headers,” Herve told TV3, as quoted by Ghanian press.
“He was a very good goalscorer, fantastic player, an amazing player. But I have something to tell him. He was supposed to have a better career, but he was lazy.
“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.”
Gyan turned out for Sunderland, Al Ain, Udinese, Rennes among other clubs. He is currently out of contract for NorthEast United.
He was the BBC African Footballer of the year 2010. He made the CAF team of the year thrice – 2010, 2013 and 2010.