Nigeria youth international striker Macauley Chrisantus hopes to use the coming season playing in the Second Division in Germany to show he knows his way to goalâ€œI want to prove myself in Europe this season,â€ said the lanky striker, who was top scorer at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup two years ago in Korea.
Chrisantus is on a season-long deal to relegated Karlsruhe from Bundesliga outfit Hamburg and tells Goal.com he is now enjoying his football as he gets to play regular first-team football.
â€œMy confidence in front of goal has improved and I really canâ€™t wait for the season to start,â€ said Chrisantus, who has been among the goals in pre-season training with his new club.
Club officials have already taken in the striker, who has been handed the number 18 shirt.
Karlsruhe trainer Edmund Becker has been full of praise for the young Nigerian, saying he is a very talented player who can go on to great things in the future.
â€œItâ€™s up to him to prove himself when given the chance, but this kid can score goals, itâ€™s very clear – 6 goals in four games,â€ remarked Becker.
â€œMacauley is a player with great potential. He has already proved that he knows how to score goals,â€ added the clubâ€™s sporting director, Rolf Dohmen. Karlsruhe will on Saturday host Spanish club Getafe in their final pre-season fixture before the kick-off of the new season.