By Johnny Edward:
Werder Bremen new signing Anthony Ujah has stated that he joined the club to improve himself as a player after spending three years at FC Cologne.
Ujah told Werder.TV in an interview at Werder Bremen's pre-season camp that he is also relishing the prospect of competing with Argentine forward Franco Di Santo and Melvyn Lorenzen as to who leads Bremen’s attack for the coming season.
“The main reasons I signed for this team is that I want to show people who don't know me what I can do," the Nigerian striker said. "I want to see if I'm good enough and prove to myself that why I came to Werder.
“I want to bring something to the team; I want to repay the trust that the club has shown in me and the help I've been given."
“I'm looking forward to a little bit of competition for places in the same team as Franco.
“Like I said, I wanted a new challenge. Whatever I've achieved in the past doesn't mean anything now – I have to keep improving my game. That's the challenge that I've come to take on here at Werder. On top of that, it's a real honour to play in the same team as Franco.
“To play with him (Franco) gives me a lot of self-confidence and the belief that I can always be better than I currently am."
Ujah spent three unforgettable seasons with FC Cologne and was also quick to admit that he became over-relaxed at his former club and hence he pushed for a move
in the summer.
“I was very relaxed in all aspects of my life. For some people, such a comfort is desirable, but not for me. I always want to be on the move,” he added.
The 25-year-old forward however is looking forward to next week’s international competition in Salzburg.
He said: “For everyone the main goal at the moment is to get as fit as possible. There are a few important friendly matches awaiting us and a highly-contested international competition in Salzburg that I'm really looking forward to.
“They'll all be really good tests of our performance levels that will definitely prepare us in the best way for next season."