Ghana lost on penalties to the South Americans in the quarterfinal of the tournament in South Africa.
One of the talking points in that game was Gyan’s last-minute penalty miss, after Suarez had been sent off for preventing a goal-bound header with his hand.
Gyan fluffed his lines with virtually the last kick of the game in extra-time, sparking joy from Suarez who watched on from the sidelines.
While the Barcelona striker was subsequently vilified and accused of being a cheat, he believes he only did what was best for his side.
The 33-year-old believes he cannot be blamed for Gyan’s crucial penalty miss, as he was rightly punished with a red card for his actions.
“Yes, the truth is, it was a bit of everything — of being depressed, of being sad, of being sent off. Because we were going to lose, but if they weren’t scoring that goal we weren’t going to lose, and … well, you get up within 30 seconds when he takes the penalty kick, the satisfaction of well, I took a risk in a situation of which I have been blamed for anti-fair play. However, the Ghana player missing the penalty is not my fault,” Suarez told the Players’ Tribune.
He added: “I didn’t kick anyone or anything like that, that’s why I think that I celebrated like that, for having taken a risk for something that was worth it.
“And I remember that I celebrated it more than a goal. A teammate on the bench passed out on that play, hahaha.”
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