Al Ain must make progress in Asian Champions League - Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan wants Al Ain to do more on the continental stage

Asamoah Gyan wants Al Ain to do more on the continental stage

By Ameenu Shardow

Al Ain striker Asamoah Gyan is willing the side to make a bigger impact in next season’s AFC Champions League.

The Boss were officially crowned UAE Pro-League champions for the second successive season over the weekend.

Al Ain however struggles to translate their impressive form in their domestic league on the continental stage in the Champions League.

The garden-city club bundled out of the competition just after the group stages – to indicate how relatively poor they are outside the UAE.

And though the team has chalked success domestically over the last two seasons, their goal machine believes they always can do better in the Champions League.

“I thank my colleagues for helping me score 31 goals,” Gyan said.

“It is good to help your team win the league title and it is even better to win for the second season. All the team worked hard and deserved to end the season [as] champions.

“But we have not showed our best in the AFC Champions League and it will be our next objective next year.

“We have to work even harder and I am sure that this team can go a long way in the continental competition.”