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Sports News of Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Source: Ghana Soccernet

Didier Drogba told me Asamoah Gyan is one of his favourites - Avram Grant


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Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan is one of Didier Drogba's favourite players, according to former Chelsea and Ghana coach Avram Grant.

The 65-year-old made the revelation while talking about the former Sunderland ace.

According to Grant, the Ivorian and Chelsea legend told him Gyan could have achieved more in his career.

The former Black Stars trainer said Gyan's biggest mistake in his career was not staying longer in the English Premier League.

"Asamoah Gyan had one of the biggest qualities I have ever seen in my life because he has everything as a striker," Grant who coached Gyan between 2014 and 2017 told 443gh.

"He has the passion to score, he can score with his feet [and] his head. He is very good mentally. I'm sure you remember the 2015 Afcon game against Algeria - the goal he scored in the last minute.

"I think his biggest mistake was not staying in the Premier League. He could have stayed because I think if he [did], he would have been considered as one of the best strikers.

"I spoke to Didier Drogba not long ago and he told me Asamoah Gyan is one of his favourites and he could have achieved more.

"I think it was a mistake moving from the Premier League but we all make mistakes when we are young.

"He should have stayed in the Premier League. There are not many strikers with his qualities."

Asamoah Gyan is Ghana's most-capped and all-time top scorer with 106 appearances and 51 goals.

The 34-year-old is also the highest-scoring African at the World Cup with six strikes to his name.

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