Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is full of praise for international teammate Daniel Amartey following the latter’s return to Premier League action on Sunday after a two-year absence.
Out since sustaining an ankle injury against West Ham in October 2018, the defender made a comeback as his Leicester City side stunned Manchester City 5-2 at Etihad Stadium on matchday three of the 2020-21 season.
He lasted the entire game, with his performance drawing compliments from many pundits after the tie.
“Patience, character and positive attitude is an important aspect of this in our trade called football,” Gyan said.
On Sunday, Amartey, who has previously played at right-back and in midfield for Leicester, started the game on the right of a back-three before moving more central in the second half following the injury-induced substitution of Jonny Evans.
That was four days after the 25-year-old marked his injury return with a full-time appearance in a 2-0 League Cup defeat to Arsenal in midweek.
“Congratulations on your massive comeback, Dan Amartey,” Ghana coach CK Akonnor replied.
“Wishing you more of today’s performance going forward. Cheers.”