By James K. Attaglo Wilson|

Ghana’s all-time leading goal scorer Asamoah Gyan has said that it takes a collective effort to win trophies rather than individual ambition.

Speaking to ‘Myxtro The Ultimate’ on Adom TV last Saturday, the Baby Jet explained that winning a trophy is more of a collective effort than a personal ambition:

“Winning a trophy goes beyond an individual ambition, but collective work.

“I tell my friends and colleagues ahead of tournaments that if winning a cup in football was just an individual thing, then I would have won it because I know the kind of mindset I have, but I don’t know what goes on in the minds of others so that’s how it is.

“Football is a collective job. You can score two and concede three so there’s so many things involved.

“To win a cup is not an easy task but if we all psyche ourselves to win it, definitely we can, because we have the quality.”

Asamoah Gyan became the captain of the Black Stars on the road [October 2012] to the 2013 African Cup of Nations.

He, however, lost the captaincy to Andre Ayew in 2019 when coach Kwasi Appiah decided to elevate him to the position of a general captain ahead of the Egypt 2019 tournament where the Black Stars exited at the 1/16th stage of the competition.

Asamoah Gyan has represented Ghana at eight AFCON tournaments – 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019.