Ghana Black Stars winger Christian Atsu has said it’s sad that the Black Stars haven’t won any major trophy in nearly 4 decades.
The 29 years old winger said he’s, therefore, determined to win a trophy for Ghana before finally hanging his boots.
The coach understands and he told me to let him know when I’m ready. I need to be playing first.
If you look at the players Ghana has produced since we last won the AFCON (1982), it’s very sad.
We must target the January 2022 tournament. If I am part of it, as I hope, I will give everything. I do not want to retire without winning a trophy for Ghana. If I do, I will be a failure.Atsu told The Athletic
Atsu made his international debut in 2012 and has since amassed 65 caps and scored 9 goals for Ghana.
Christian Atsu recently parted ways with Newcastle United after falling to make a single premier league appearance last season.
The winger was one of the brightest prospects in Ghana football when he made his Black Stars debut at age 20. And was even dubbed ‘Ghana’s Messi.’
However, he has so far endured a journeyman career, punctuated vy several injury setbacks in recent years.
Despite his flashes of brilliance for the Black Stars, Atsu and his international teammates have not been able to end the country’s 39 years trophy drought.
However, Atsu was part of the Ghana team that reached the final of the AFCON in 2015,narrowly losing to the Ivory Coast on penalties.