With Ghana on the verge of being the first African country to reach the semifinals of the global showpiece, the former Udinese and Sunderland attacker could only hit his injury-time penalty against the crossbar.
The West African country went on to lose the resulting penalty shootout, a result that broke the hearts of Ghanaians and millions across the continent.
Gyan told OutlookIndia, “In the 2010 World Cup, we were knocked out in the quarter-final in controversial circumstances”.
“It was against Uruguay, and I missed a crucial match-winning penalty towards the end of extra-time, after a Luis Suarez handball.
“The penalty miss is something that I will never forget. It’s part of my life now. I am not the only player, who missed a crucial penalty.
“We could have become the first African team to reach the World Cup semi-final. Sometimes when I am alone, I think about it and it still hurts.
“I feel, ‘Oh! Maybe we can play the penalty again so that I can redeem myself.’ Life goes on, I need to forget about it and live my life”, He added.