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Ghana’s all-time top scorer, Asamoah ‘Baby Jet’ Gyan, has revealed that it is his wish to relive the year 2010 if it was possible for time to be reversed.

The ex Udinese striker says 2010 was the peak of his life where everything worked to perfection for him.

He has described it as the best year of his life, not only in his football career but everything in general. The former Captain of the Black Stars was speaking with Captain Smart on Onua TV Monday, April 15, 2024, when he made the comments.

Despite soaring in his career and other spheres of life, Baby Jet says he would have used the opportunity to also right a major mishap he caused during the year in review which he says is the only regret he has had in his entire football career.

According to him, he would have taken the infamous penalty he missed against Uruguay at the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Having scored a penalty each against Serbia and Australia at the group stages, Gyan was to add to his tally in the tournament which was the first to be hosted on African soil, with all CAF representatives out but Ghana.

But unfortunately, the former Sunderland striker was denied by the woodwork after sending the Uruguayan goalkeeper to the wrong side.

That penalty miss denied Ghana the opportunity to become the first country outside Europe and South America to reach the semi-final of the most prestigious football tournament on the globe, a feat attained by Morocco at the latest edition of the Mundial.

When asked by Captain Smart what happened on the day, he said “that penalty was meant to be.”

“It was meant to be. My leg was supposed to be at a certain position to kick the ball in a certain way but I didn’t get it well. Our first game against Guinea in the 2008 AFCON was a penalty and how I scored that ball was the same way I wanted to play that penalty but…”

“I wish the clock of time could wind back so I retake that penalty. I was hurt because it was something I could do and if I could score that penalty, that will make Ghanaians happy,” he said.

That 2010 penalty miss is my biggest regret – Asamoah Gyan