According to the two times AFCON winner, the former Sunderland striker could have had a much better footballing career if he was dedicated and committed in training as he was during competitive matches.
In an interview with TV3’s Juliet Bawuah, he admired the quality of Asamoah Gyan even though he didn’t like his work ethics.
“The quality of Asamoah Gyan was amazing. I was always impressed with his timing of headers. He was a very good goal scorer, a fantastic player, an amazing player. ”
“But I have something to tell him. He was supposed to have a better career, but he was lazy,” Renard said while laughing.
“In training, he was lazy. He only likes games. Simply he was the most important player but I know him and he didn’t like the training, he only likes the competition, the games,” he concluded.
Herve Renard was Ghana’s assistant coach at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations tournament hosted in Ghana.