2023 was a good year from me, says Ghana striker Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew has described the year 2023 as a good year for him despite the ups and downs.

The Ghana international was in a good form for club and country despite the lack of goals and played crucial roles.

Ayew helped the Black Stars to secure qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) which will be hosted in Ivory Coast later this month.

On the club side, the 30-year-old played a vital role as Crystal Palace maintained their status in the Premier League.

He ended the 2023 year as the player with the most dribbles in the Premier League.

Speaking to the club website after the Eagles’ 3-1 win against Brentford over the weekend at Selhurst Park, Ayew said it was a good for him but pledged that he would keep working hard.

“It’s been a good year – ups and downs,” Ayew reflected. “I guess it’s normal because we have a young group and this type of thing happens, but we are improving and we have a good staff behind us, who are doing a good job.

“We were unlucky the last four games. Apart from the City game where it was a good performance and we got a draw, I think the rest of the games we could have won… today we were rewarded. We were the better team.

“When you keep on working and keep on pushing, you get rewarded, so I want to congratulate the boys, the team, the squad, the staff, and the medical team for this year as well because they’ve been brilliant,” he added.

This season alone, Jordan Ayew has scored twice, registered five assists, been named cinch Player of the Month for August and signed a new contract extension until 2025 at Crystal Palace.

The striker who has 92 caps will feature for the Black Stars at the AFCON

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