Ghana skipper Andre Ayew says he might have acted in an analogous method as Luis Suarez when the Uruguay striker saved out a goal-bound header with his arms to disclaim the Black Stars a spot within the semi-final at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
His feedback comply with comparable remarks by legendary Ghana ahead Asamoah Gyan, who was at the guts of occasions as Ghana bowed out of the worldwide showpiece within the quarter-final fixture in Johannesburg.
Talks concerning the well-known incident have been revived after the 2 nations have been pitted collectively in the identical group for the 2022 World Cup later in Qatar this 12 months.
“Like I said before in the past, maybe if it was me or someone else, I could have done the same action [as Suarez],” Al-Sadd winger Ayew informed Joy Sports.
“It’s true he killed us, he killed our dream, he killed Africans’ dream, and all of us have that feeling that he didn’t make us the primary [African] nation to get to the semi-finals, so that may all the time be there.
“But he did it for his nation, he took a decision but we don’t [have to] look at that. We want to play well and try and succeed [in Qatar].”
In the conflict at Soccer City Stadium, Ghana discovered a last-gasp alternative to attain the winner in further time when Dominic Adiyiah headed on goal, however Suarez produced a goal-line clearance with his arms, copping a crimson card and successful Ghana a penalty, which Gyan spurned.
In the following penalty shoot-out, there was much more heartbreak for Ghana as they misplaced on a 4-2 rating, making former Liverpool man Suarez a nationwide hero again dwelling.
Ex-Sunderland striker Gyan spoke on the incident on Monday, saying: “I keep in mind a recreation between Sunderland and Liverpool [when I was playing in the Premier League]. We had been taking part in at dwelling on that day and all gamers had been shaking arms.
“I needed to hit him [Suarez] as a result of folks had stated issues that caught in my thoughts.
“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.”
Ghana and Uruguay will lock horns on December 2 in what shall be their first assembly after the 2010 incident.