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Asamoah credits intense training for the success at Juventus

Published on: 24 December 2012

By Ameenu Shardow

Kwadwo Asamoah has attributed his good form at Juventus to the rigorous training regiment in Italy.

The Ghana international who only joined the Serie-A champions at the start of the season has evolved into one of the key players of the side.

Asamoah has had to alter his style of play in order to fit into the system of manager Antonio Conte.

The 24-year-old has excelled in his new role as a wing back for the Bianconeri this season from his acclaimed central midfield role.

He has however credited his quick adaptation at Juventus to the intense training methods of the Italians.

“When I went there it wasn’t easy because I went there as a midfielder,” he told TV3.

“But now I play on the wings both forward and at the back.

“I think the training helped me a lot because we train a lot in Italy.”

Asamoah’s added versatility gives coach Akwasi Appiah another option on how he is to be used at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

He is already being considered by the Ghana trainer as as a real candidate to fill the problematic left-back position of the Black Stars.

It however remains to be seen if the best can be derived from the ex Udinese player in South Africa – one thing Ghana has failed quite miserably to achieve over the years.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • oyoko says:
    December 26, 2012 05:48 am
    I agree wit u pito
  • kwe ku says:
    December 25, 2012 06:11 pm
    I have always believed Dede Ayew with his energy n pace will be our best bet for the left Back position. but ignorant Ghanaians think its degrading. Marcelo of Real madrid bribles better and a better player attacking wise than Dede yet he plays the bck role for madrid.
  • kwame pito says:
    December 25, 2012 11:08 am
    it all comes down to the training pitch. If A.A has a team of 11stars who have not played together in training before a game, how do we expect them to gel?
  • Dr Who says:
    December 25, 2012 05:05 am
    AA should play K Asamoah,Atsu and Dede and let them switch positions during play.its so easy because they are all leftee‘s,all can play on the wings and attacking minded players.This will confuse our opponents and bring results.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    December 25, 2012 12:49 am
    Robeen you've said it yourself, KASA's no show for GH is purely due to the coaching deficiencies. It was only Milo that was able to get the best out of him ( 2010 WC Qualifiers & Angola 2010), he wasn't that convincing @ the 2010 WC.
  • Askantwi says:
    December 25, 2012 01:40 am
    Please, do not use Asamoah as a wing back. Use him as a free roaming attacking Midfielder. That's his natural talent if you want the most out of him. Thank you,.
  • Robeen says:
    December 25, 2012 12:23 am
    He has to prove himself in Ghana, and it's about time he wins BBC or African best player of the year. A player of his caliber should excel in all BS matches and carry Ghana on his shoulders, or maybe it's the coaching deficiencies. A great player ready to explode in Africa.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    December 24, 2012 11:06 pm
    Arguably GH's best player in Europe currently, keep it up KASA.