Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu has downplayed reports that he has retired from the Ghana national team, Football Ghana reported.
According to reports, Atsu felt disappointed in the way he was not supported by Black Stars during his injury at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Football Ghana revealed that a close friend of Atsu said the former Chelsea player was shocked at the reports claiming he had hung up his international boots.
"Christian Atsu is really surprised with the reports," he said.
"He has not communicated to CK Akonnor that he has retired from the national team. They had a fruitful discussion when Akonnor visited him in England.
"Atsu told the coach he should excuse him from the Sudan game because he just returned from injury but he pledged his support to the coach.
"I will urge Ghanaians to disregard any reports. Atsu is still a member of the Black Stars and ready to play anytime he is called upon."