Gyan: We blame ourselves for USA defeat

Asamoah GyanGhana captain, Asamoah Gyan says the Black Stars must carry the blame for last night’s defeat to the USA because they failed to maintain a high level of concentration.

Ghana were beaten 2-1 by the Yanks in Natal in their opening Group G campaign at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Clint Dempsey’s 30th second goal and John Brooks’ last minute header sandwiched Andre Ayew’s 82nd minute goal as the USA avoided a third straight defeat to Ghana.

Striker, Asamoah Gyan, believes Ghana could have earned at least a point if they had remained focused especially in the final minutes.

“In football, things happen. We lost today and have to a concede defeat. The Americans were not better than us, but the early goal rather disturbed our game plan.

“We thought we were dominating the game, but we lost a bit of concentration and conceded a goal through a set piece. We have to blame ourselves,”

The Black Stars will next play against Germany on Saturday, before wrapping up their Group G campaign against Portugal.

Source: Goal.com

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  1. THIS IS ALL TRUE BUT WE ALSO NEED REAL INTUITIVE STRATEGY!! THE GHANAIAN TEAM IS TOO SHORT!!
    WE NEED AT LEAST TWO PLAYERS ABOUT 6’7 UPFRONT ALONG WITH GYAN… YOU CAN LOOK UP THE HISTORY OF TALL PLAYERS…..ITS NOT JUST ABOUT THE GAME….. EVERY LITTLE THING
    HELPS…. WE SOME REAL GOOD TALL SKINNY FAST RUNNING SONOFABITCHES WITH
    LONG LEGS!! GET SOME OF THOSE QUICK NORTHERNERS ON-BOARD, GHANA IS TOO SHORT!! EVERY BODY CAN PLAY…. OUR OPPONENTS LIKE US ARE READING THE BOOK, TO BEAT THEM WE NEED REAL ‘AGWIN’ STRATEGY!!

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