General News of Sun, 22 Jun 201486
We showed belief against Germany - Gyan
Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan has underlined the positive self confidence of his teammates after they managed a 2-2 draw against Germany in Fortaleza in the second Group G match of the 2014 World Cup.
Ghana conceded a Miroslav Klose header on 71 minutes after leading 2-1, but despite dropping points, Gyan was very appreciative of the efforts of the team.
“I am really happy with the boys tonight because everybody fought hard. They believed in themselves and overall; it was a perfect game for us,” Gyan said in the post-match interview.
The Al-Ain striker grabbed a piece of history for himself as he scored his fifth World Cup goal and Ghana’s second on the day to tie with Roger Milla of Cameroon, and he reveled in the achievement but stated that his main preoccupation was to help the team win matches.
“On a personal note, I am very happy with what I have done. Scoring five times in the World Cup is not easy but that must go with the team’s success. I am the captain and I must lead the team. This team must go places under my watch, but the feat delights me.”
Gyan’s fifth World Cup goal came in the 63rd minute to briefly put Ghana into the lead after Andre Ayew had tied the match at 1-1 following Mario Gotze’s opener in the 51st minute.
For the Black Stars, they now have a point and must hope for Portugal to beat the United States on Sunday and fight for a victory against the Portuguese to have a chance of progressing to the second round of the World Cup.