- The Juventus midfielder says it is time to return to the national fold
- Asamoah has defended himself against accusations that he did not want to play for Ghana
Juventus ace, Kwadwo Asamoah, has expressed interest in being called back to the Ghana national team. Asamoah has not played for Ghana since the FIFA World Cup of 2014 in Brazil.
Since the end of the last Mundial, attempts at getting him to honour national call-ups have been futile.
He has either turned down invitations or been injured and there have been times that he has simply been overlooked too.
Speaking to Accra-based Peace FM, Asamoah rehashed his desire to wear the Ghana shirt again, and has mentioned his readiness to head coach James Kwesi Appiah.
The midfielder rejected accusations that his absence was due to any bad-feeling towards the team.
He protested that injuries were the main reason he turned down calls, adding that it was important to stay fit for both Juventus and Ghana.
The 29-year-old joined Juventus from Udinese in 2012 and has since gone on to win six Serie A titles.
There has been four Coppa Italia wins too for him. With a trophy haul of 13, he is the most successful Ghanaian in Europe.
The glory could have been more for Asamoah but Juventus have lost two Champions League finals in the last 4 years.
Their struggle in Europe is quite intriguing especially in spite of total domination in Italy.
Juventus were knocked out of this season’s Champions League in the quarter finals against Real Madrid.
The game at the Santiago Bernabeu saw a controversial penalty awarded to Real at the dearth of the game.
Meanwhile for Ghana, Asamoah might soon join up with teammates ahead of upcoming friendlies against Japan and Iceland.
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Source: Yen Newspaper