By Johnny Edward:
Werder Bremen’s Nigerian striker Anthony Ujah is relishing a return to Mainz in this weekend's Bundesliga clash at the Coface Arena.
Ujah, who signed for Mainz in 2011 from Norwegian side Lillestrom for a fee of €2.3m, is desperate to end his side's miserable run in the Bundesliga against his former team that now have his national team compatriot Leon Balogun in their ranks.
"I'm sure we'll come back from our recent setbacks. We need to look forward with optimism, and we're doing just that!"
"We need to work together as a team and keep fighting. Our team has quality!" Ujah told Werder Bremen's official website.
"We need to keep believing!
"The team has shown in recent times, above all in the last game, that they can come from the bottom to the top. We need to change our current situation as quickly as possible. We need a positive result right now."
Bremen have lost their last five Bundesliga games and are just one point above the relegation spot but Ujah who is expected to lead their attack says he won't be carried away by emotions.
"I have no emotions going into the two games. Obviously I stay in contact with a few of my former teammates, but I've moved here because Werder are a great side with a lot of tradition.
"It's not really relevant; I'm not thinking about it. On the contrary, I'm only thinking about our own situation. I want to win both games," Ujah, whose last goal for the club came in their last win against Hoffenheim in September, added.
"If we get stuck in, run well and fight hard, we'll definitely achieve something!
"For me, it's only about us and about how we can get back on track." he began in an interview with his club's website.
Ujah has scored twice so far in nine Bundesliga games.