Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has told StarrFM that Barcelona player, Lionel Messi’s praise of his qualities as a striker has boosted his confidence.
Messi reportedly told 90 Minutes Extra that he was excited watching Gyan in Ghana’s 2-2 draw with Germany at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner described Gyan as one of the world’s greatest goal scorers and the former Udinese attacker who has scored six goals in three World Cup competitions says Messi’s words are as a morale booster to him.
“I appreciate it. It is a good thing when sometimes you do things wholeheartedly but you might not see somebody watching you. I was even surprise when I heard it. It is great motivation for me for a legend like Messi acknowledging my work.
"I am honoured honestly. It will even boost my confidence to do more as a player that people look up to and I also look up to him. I appreciate”, Gyan said.