Anthony Ujah loves the beautiful game and he is no stranger to pressures as a striker to score goals.He has proved during his stint with Cologne that he can rise to the occasion in the Bundesliga.
However, in his new club this season,Werder Bremen,are struggling to avoid the relegation zone.
Therefore, the match yesterday in WWK Arena between FC Augsburg and Werder Bremen, was an important match for both teams.
Prior to the match against Augsburg during the week, Ujah picked an injury in the ribs.He was almost ruled out of playing against Augsburg.
However, he was only able to play the first half against Augsburg.Ujah is a player that loves to give his all on the pitch.
He told bundesligavibes,”the team deserves a player that is 100% fit.I do not want to be on the pitch and give 70%. So, i decided to pull out in the first half.”
Interestingly,his rival,Claudio Pizarro, scored the opener against Augsburg and Bartels also made it two goals for Bremen.The match ended 2-1 in favour of Bremen.
Ujah was happy for Pizarro for scoring his first goal for Bremen on the pitch.It is a reminder that Bremen can go places through team work and football cohesion.
Ujah’s goal for Bremen this season,”individually, i want to improve as a player and also to help the team with my goals,to give 100% offensively, defensively in every situation.”Ujah could be nicknamed ‘Mr 100%’.
He reacted to speculation that himself and Jannik Vestergaard might be offloaded due to €6 million deficit in Bremen after the season,”whatever, decision that the club decide is fine. I am not seeking any move. I signed a four year contract.”
Recently,Ujah, has not received an invitation to play for the Super Eagles. He believes, by working hard on the pitch for Bremen, might warrant a call up from the Nigerian coach, Sunday Oliseh.