The CSKA Moscow winger has joined Bundesliga side, Hertha Berlin on loan and Was thrown the question of his Nigerian tag
Chidera Ejuke has been unveiled as a Hertha Berlin player and had his first interview session with the team’s media.
The former Heerenveen star revealed his admiration for the team’s organisation and how much he wanted to play under Sandro Schwarz.
When asked how what he feels about what he’s called by a section of the local press, he said it’s a cheeky way of expressing what they feel about his game.
“Come on, you know how the media are! They always give out nicknames. I’m not sure what I should take from that but that must be how they view my game, ” he told Hertha Berlin.
He said joining the team wasn’t a difficult decision as he researched the team and listened to the plans they have for the future.
“I’m happy to be here and I’m excited! I spoke to my agents and we researched the club once we knew they were interested. Once I had more information and a clear plan, I quickly knew I wanted to come here – and I have!”
Experiencing cultures has helped me grow
Ejuke said his experience of various Eiropean cultures has helped contribute to his development as a footballer.
The player has played in Norway, the Netherlands and Russia after leading Nigerian club, Gombe Utd.
“Moving to Europe was a big step, but one that I always wanted to take. I got to experience a number of new things.
“Getting to know new cultures and a different style of football in new countries is always exciting and I’m looking forward to this now in Berlin.
“These experiences have definitely helped me grow as a person and a player too. My game has changed as a result. I’m just looking forward to getting to know the Bundesliga now.”
Ejuke loves the derbies and may be thrust into one of them soon when Hertha Berlin face Union Berlin in the Bundesliga matchday one.
He said he’s generally excited to be at the German capital.
“I’m generally really excited to play for Hertha. Derbies are obviously quite special games and I’m happy to be able to experience it so early.”