Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, has reacted angrily to Kevin-Prince Boateng's criticism of Ghana's AFCON 2017 showing.
Boateng had indicated in a series of tweets after Ghana was defeated 1-0 in their third place match against Burkina Faso that Ghanaians deserved better.
"Unbelievable how a team, coach, fans and country with such great value can finish an AFCON in such a way.
"I hope now we will see all those big changes we all hope for because Ghana and all the people of Ghana deserve better," he said.
The criticism did not sit well with Gyan, who fired back on an Accra radio station with the accusation that Boateng is not patriotic.
Gyan also said that Boateng had betrayed the team with the remark which he said should have been left for people outside the team to make.
"He might be right. I was expecting someone outside the team to come out with these comments and not Kevin-Prince Boateng.
"Ghana deserves better; fine; we the players know that Ghana deserves better.
"From what I have seen, Kevin Prince Boateng has never sacrificed for this Ghana national team.
"I respect Kevin Prince Boateng so much for the kind of player he is, but that comment he made surprises and amazes me. I was not expecting that from him," the prolific goalscorer said.
The Black Stars' poor showing at the tournament has already compelled Coach Avram Grant to tend in his resignation.