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Sports News of Thursday, 29 July 2021

Source: ghanasoccernet.com

I still don't believe we lost AFCON 2015 final - Christian Atsu opens up on defeat

The Black Stars of Ghana lost the Afcon 2015 final to Ivory Coast on penalties play videoThe Black Stars of Ghana lost the Afcon 2015 final to Ivory Coast on penalties

Black Stars winger, Christian Atsu is yet to recover from the Africa Cup of Nations final defeat to Ivory Coast in 2015.

The player of the tournament, Atsu, saw the Black Stars throw away a two-goal lead in the penalty shootouts to lose agonizingly to Ivory Coast.

Although it's been six years since the tournament in Equatorial Guinea, Atsu insists it felt like the team gave the trophy to the Ivorians.

"I still don't believe we lost that tournament," Atsu told Tv3 Sports. "That trophy was like when someone gives you something, you just take it," he added in a solemn mood.

"And today I will say Ghanaians are right, whatever words they say to us, we deserve it because we gave the tournament away and it was really bad."

"Till now I feel very sad that I am 29, I am growing and I have nit won the AFCON title, and it's very sad," he noted.

Atsu has not been in the team for some time now and missed the 2021 Nations Cup qualifiers.

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