Asamoah Gyan: It has not been an easy 10-year stint as a Black Stars player

Al Ain striker, Asamoah Gyan has admitted his 10-year stint with the Black Stars has so far been a very tough journey

Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan says only people with ‘tough skins’ can survive what he has gone through in the last ten years as a Black Stars player.

The 27-year-old has really gone through torrid times, each occasion being pressure from the passionate Ghanaian football fans.

In 2008, he almost left the Black Stars camp with his senior brother, Baffour Gyan during the 2008 Afcon in Ghana after he was massively lambasted by the fans.

He recently returned from international retirement following criticisms on the back of his penalty miss at the 2012 Afcon which were even extended to his family.

“I can say it has not been easy since I joined the Black Stars in 2003.

“There are so many people who would have quit completely if they were in my shoes but I have shown how strong I am”, the former Sunderland striker told Accra based, Asempa FM.

Asamoah Gyan has been highly successful in the UAE after scoring 50 goals in 37 matches for Al Ain.