Suarez saved his team during the 2010 world cup by blocking a goal Ghana was about to score with his hands.
He got a red card and Ghana was awarded a penalty but Asamoah Gyan missed and the game against Uruguay went to penalty shoot and we lost.
Speaking for the first time about the incident, Asamoah Gyan said he would have done exactly what Suarez did for his country if he was in his boots.
Gyan said “If it was me, I would have done the same thing. In the last minute, if you’re going out, he made himself a hero in his country. It was cheating to handle the ball, but I would do the same.”
Although he suffered the most for Suarez’s actions, Asamoah Gyan said he has forgiven him and moved on. He said, “I’ve forgiven him—it’s part of the game.”
Gyan explained that he went through a lot after missing that decisive penalty and he felt like taking his revenge when he met Suarez during a club match.
“I remember the game between Sunderland and Liverpool. We were playing at home on that day and all players were shaking hands. I wanted to hit him [Suarez] because people had said things that stuck in my mind.
“I was naïve at that time but when I thought about it later, I realized that I had to let it go because I would have done the same thing if I was in his position,” Gyan said.
Ghana will be playing against Uruguay again at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. While Asamoah Gyan will not be on the team, Luiz Suarez still plays and will be meeting a different team.