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Fit midfielder reflects on Sunday’s league win over Sparta Rotterdam in the Eredivisie
Ghana’s midfielder Mohammed Kudus has expressed satisfaction with his return scorer to Ajax’s starting setup.
Outside of the starting eleven since being injured in the sixth minute of a Champions League clash with Liverpool last October, the 20-year-old scored his comeback with a well-scored goal in a 4-2 win over Sparta. Rotterdam.
It was his second goal for the team he joined in July last year.
“It felt good to score a goal,” Kudus said in Sunday’s comeback, as reported The life of Ajax.
“It was especially important to get comfortable on the field again after my injury. Yes, I have been training for a while, but a game is really different. “
Following Kudus’ injury in October, he returned to training in December and completed his second-half return as a substitute in a league clash with PSV.
However, he suffered a relapse in the match, a setback that kept him out of action until earlier this month when he appeared as a substitute in a clash with PSV in the Dutch Cup.
“I’m still learning how my body works. Maybe I wanted too soon. It was difficult because it was the first serious injury I experienced. It was a completely new experience for me,” the 20-year-old revealed.
In his absence, Ajax suffered elimination from the Champions League after three games in the group stage.
“It was very difficult for the whole campaign to pass me by. You dream of that stage. Anyway, I had to make the change and I had to focus on rehabilitation, “he remarked.
Kudus joined Ajax on a five-year contract from Danish team Nordsjaelland.
He made four league appearances, scoring once and assisting three goals before the fateful Champions League clash with Liverpool.
“It was long before my injury,” Black Star said.
“I get along well with everyone here and I feel at home. It’s a shame that we don’t have the fans in the stadium, but I also feel it when they’re not there.
“I received a lot of encouragement and good wishes from the fans and that helped me in my recovery. Thanks to them!”
It also shed light on his favorite position, having been deployed in positions No.6, No.8 and No.10 since transferring to the Lancers.
“I can coach in various places in midfield, but ‘second striker’ is my main position,” he said.
“However, by occasionally playing elsewhere, I become even more versatile. That helps me become a better player.”
Kudus and Ajax face Lille in the Europa League on Thursday.