I Will Never Forget How Asamoah Gyan Broke My Heart - Former Black Stars Coach Laments
After eight of Asamoah Gyan failing to convert a late penalty against Uruguay in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, former head coach of the Black Stars, Milovan Rajevac has recalled how Gyan let him down.
The former Liberty Professionals striker failed to convert a late penalty after Luis Suarez stopped Dominic Adiyiah's header from entering the net in the quarterfinals of the game.
Portuguese referee, Olegario Benquerenca awarded a penalty to Ghana after showing Suarez a straight red card but the former Sunderland striker hit the ball to the crossbar.
The Black Stars would have become the first African country to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Cup but Gyan fluffed his kick when the scoreline was 1-1 and Ghana were eventually crashed out after losing on penalties after extra time.
And the Serbian trainer recalls how the country's all-time top goalscorer broke his heart.
“Believe me, this end of the match and this elimination, I can not get them out of my head, they are matches like we see very few of them, those who make you go down in history.
"Who knows, maybe if we had converted this penalty, we might have gone to the end, I’m sure I’ll never forget that moment, luck fled that day and she smiled to Luis Suarez, which has even boosted his career,” The Serb lamented in an interview with Goal.com.