Herve Renard in a Twitter Live chat suggested that the former Udinese and Sunderland forward’s lazy attitude during training sessions hindered him from achieving his full potential.
“The quality of Asamoah Gyan was amazing. I was always impressed with his timing of headers. He was a very good goalscorer, a fantastic player, an amazing player, ”
“But I have something to tell him. He was supposed to have a better career but he was lazy, ” Renard told Juliet Bawuah in a Twitter live chat.
“In training, he was lazy. He only likes 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.”
But as reported by footy-Ghana, Asamoah Gyan has rejected the French man’s assertion.
“I am not lazy, ”
“I put in 70 per cent hard work and practise the basics needed at training. And, then, I give everything I have in games.
“I work hard in games; the final output is what matters, and not during training. Consistency is what matters.” Gyan is quoted.
The pair worked together in 2008 as the French coach was part of ex-Ghana coach Claude Le Roy’s technical staff.
Currently featuring for NorthEast United in the Indian Super League, Asamoah Gyan has record 51 goals in 106 appearances for Ghana.
He remains the highest-scoring African at the Fifa world cup with six goals, playing for a host of clubs in Europe.