Black Stars forward, Inaki Williams, has disclosed his reaction after Asamoah Gyan’s penalty miss against Uruguay during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The West African country faced the South American side in the quarterfinal of the Mundial with Milovan Rajevac and his side targeting to play in the semifinal for the first time.
Gyan had the opportunity to score from a spot kick in the dying minutes of the extra time after Luis Suarez used his hand to block the ball from going into the net, with Ghana being awarded a penalty.
However, Ghana lost on penalties to the South Americans.
Speaking with Spanish paper, Marca, the Athletic Bilbao star, said the miss was painful as he supported the Black Stars during the tournament.
“When Asamoah Gyan missed the penalty against Uruguay I was very sad because I lived that World Cup a lot, very involved with Ghana, he said.
On the 2022 World Cup to be staged in Qatar, the forward adds that the Black Stars may not be favorites but have a competent squad to compete.
“We have a very young team, but with a lot of quality. Most of them play in Europe. We can do great things in the World Cup. It’s not an easy group, but there is a very powerful team. We can surprise anyone. We’re not going favorites and that’s good for us.”
Source: Modern Ghana