Gyan who earlier appeared in an interview on Joy FM disclosed that he felt betrayed when the senior National team’s captaincy role was taken away from him and handed to Dede Andrew Ayew.
“I wouldn’t have accepted it. There was a lot of controversy and pressure. Andre and I had a conversation, he had to explain his part,” he told Accra-based station, Joy FM.
“He’s a good guy. He had no choice but to accept it. I don’t blame him but if I were him, I wouldn’t have.”
A number of people have spoken of double standards as Gyan was first made Black Stars captain after John Mensah was relegated to general captain.
However, Gyan rebuffed this, stating that unlike him, Mensah was not in the squad, adding that he would have rejected the offer had Mensah been selected.
‘We are teammates, not friends’
He maintains that while the two players don’t often hang out outside of camp, he and Andre are not rivals.
He added that sometimes they laugh at reports of tension between them.
“We laugh about these stories in camp. We’ve never fought. Andre is my teammate but it doesn’t mean we are friends. When we are in camp, we might hang out together. Outside the camp, we have our own friends and family. But there’s no rivalry, the love is still there.”
Gyan however believes the captaincy role did not affect their abysmal 2019 Afcon tournament performance.