Kayserispor forward Asamoah Gyan says he deserves some respect from Ghanaians following his achievements with the Black Stars.
Gyan, who is Ghana’s all-time top scorer with an impressive record of 51 goals from 105 games, has been faced with opprobrium since making his debut for the team in 2003.
The 32-year-old was recently chastised after earning a recall back into the team for the double header 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone.
Several pundits believe the former Sunderland hitman did not deserve the call-up after struggling to churn out regular playing time at club level.
"I deserve some respect for what I have done for the national team. Any player outside who has my kind of record will be held shoulder high but I don't get that treatment here in Ghana and it's sad," Gyan told Sintim Koree on Zylofon Sports.
Gyan has featured in every AFCON for Ghana since 2008.