Sports

May 15, 2016

Ujah survives in Germany

Ujah survives in Germany

Ujah

Papy Djilobodji  insisted he was “not really a hero” despite proving  SV Werder Bremen’s saviour with the goal that kept  Die Grün-Weißen  in the Bundesliga.

Ujah

Ujah

The Senegal international defender lunged to turn in Anthony Ujah’s header from close range two minutes from time of  Bremen’s Matchday 34 winner-takes-all meeting with Eintracht Frankfurt, ensuring Viktor Skripnik’s men will be in the German top flight next season and  consigning their opponents to the relegation/promotion play-off. Despite being the focus of attention at the  Weser Stadium, the centre-back was hoping to step out of the limelight after keeping Bremen in the big time.

“I can’t really describe it. I can only really remember that the ball went in, and that’s the main thing.  We just ran as far as we could. All the pressure just melted away in that moment, and the feeling of relief was huge.

“I already knew the Bundesliga well as I had watched it on TV. It has really done me good to play here. I really like the club. Everyone is very, very nice here. I was welcomed with open arms, and finally we managed to achieve what everyone wanted: top-flight survival. It’s a huge relief, and now we can have a holiday.

“I can’t say anything about that. We’ll see what the future brings. Now it’s time for a holiday. I don’t want to talk about that.   I am not really a hero. I don’t want to talk about that now. I’m exhausted after a long season”.