In this season’s Indian Super League (ISL), former Ghana captain Gyan has three goals and one assist for his team NorthEast United Football Club (NEUFC) in the six appearances of the league.
NEUFC, which is co-owned by actor John Abraham, roped in Gyan as a replacement of the football club’s top scorer of the last season, Nigerian Bartholomew Ogbeche, who has joined Kerala Blasters.
Gyan joined the NEUFC in September.
For the Ghana national side, Gyan has a record 51 goals in 109 games.
Last month, Gyan turned 34.
During an interview with Outlook India earlier, Gyan said, “As a striker, I need to score and that is my job. If I have a bad season, it doesn’t mean that I am a bad player.”
A media report quoted Gyan as saying, “I have played in a lot of competitions and I see things in a game that a lot of young players don’t. I am not perfect but I have come here to help and I think my work here is beginning to show.”
“We have started very good; personally I have started very good. But I have to be more consistent,” he said.
Saying that he is available when the time comes, Gyan, who is nicknamed Baby Jet, also said, “I am available for Ghana right now.”
Gyan has played three World Cups since 2006 and also played in the 2004 Olympics.
He has the highest goals – six – earned by a striker from Africa in the World Cup.
The footballer said the players from NEUFC respect him a lot and “that is a good thing”.
NEUFC has 12 players who are aged below 25 years.
He said many of the players of the team fear him which he does not want.
“I want them to come close to me so that we can do everything together,” said Gyan.
However, he mentioned that when they are on the field, “they listen to whatever” he says.