Gyan has stated in plain words that he was withdrawing his services from the national team owing to the numerous verbal attack on himself and his family after his penalty miss against Zambia in the just-ended Nations Cup.
Consequently, the Rock of Gibraltar as affectionately referred to has spoken with Gyan over the issue to put the put the past behind him and concentrate on the future.
In an interview with johntherock5.com last night, he stated that “It is rather unfortunate, I know how Gyan feels because of the verbal attacks. He is human, he hasn’t been himself since the incident.
“I am not condoning the penalty miss which could have qualified us to the finals, but I think we rather encourage him to come back stronger.
“I have pleaded with him to reconsider his decision, I told him the same fans who will hail you when you excel will condemn you when you mess up, it is part of the game.
“He is young and our best strikers so far, I think quitting will not solve matters rather, he should rise up and make sure he improves on where he messed up,” Mensah added.
Mensah expects that Gyan will place premium on their telephone discussion and return to the Stars fold.
Mensah, who joined his club, Lyon few days ago scored two times in the competition, one being Ghana’s 100th in Nations Cup history.