Former Black Stars striker Prine Tagoe has given some tips to underfire goal-shy striker Jordan Ayew ahead of Ghana’s clash against Zimbabwe.
The 30-year-old Ghanaian striker is not only having a dry spell for the Black Stars of Ghana but also for club side Crystal Palace.
He has failed to hit the back of the net for the Black Stars since doing so in the CAF AFCON qualifiers on 28th March 2021 against Sao Tome and Principe.
He was tipped as the heir apparent to legendary Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan but has failed to live up to the billing with a paltry 18 goals scored in 69 matches.
Prince Tagoe says that the goal-shy striker should stay in the attacking areas and stop dropping deep to act as a playmaker if he wants to discover his goal-scoring touch.
“I spoke to Jordan Ayew some years back and he took my advice and everybody knew what he did. He should have it in mind that if he doesn’t score in a game then he didn’t perform”, he told Happy FM.
“He should focus on scoring and not holding onto the ball for long. He shouldn’t drop deep but stay at the attacking areas and concentrate on scoring”.
The whole of last season the goal-shy striker scored only a goal in 33 matches in the English Premier League for Crystal Palace.
Jordan Ayew’s situation this season has not been any better as he has failed to score a goal in eight matches in the English Premier League and also the Carabao Cup.
His coach at club side, Patrick Viera was critical of the striker after missing a glorious chance in their Premier League game against fierce rivals Brighton, a match they went on and drew 1-1 after a late Neal Maupay goal.