By Patrick Akoto
Al Ain coach Quique Flores has paid tribute to Asamoah Gyan after his classic winner handed his side a 2-1 win over Lekhwiya in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday.
Ibrahim Diaky opened the scoring for the home side before Vladimir Weiss pulled the equalizer before the break.
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan regained the lead with a rocket that hit the inside of the bar and slammed into the back of the net, thanks to a through pass from Ahmed Barman.
Flores was delighted with the performance of team and singled out the Ghanaian international for praise.
“I am very happy with my players especially Gyan. His goal was classic but they played collectively as a team," he said
“They defended well, attacked well and used the counter attack well.
“I told them before the game all teams are starting from zero so to go out there and play true to their potential. And that’s what they did.”