Oumar Niasse (R) celebrates scoring for Hull City against Swansea City
Thursday Mar 16, 2017. 14:00
Senegalese striker Oumar Niasse has managed to resurrect his career at Hull City after joining the English Premier League (EPL) club in January, 2017.
Niasse fell out-of-favour following the arrival of current Everton manager Ronald Koeman prior to the current 2016/17 campaign.
The former Lokomotiv Moscow striker was forced to play with Everton's Under-23 siden but Hull signed him on-loan until the end of the season.
“It was a difficult time at Everton,” Niasse was quoted on the Liverpool Echo.
“I was like standing in the dressing room with the under-23s playing with them, travelling with them all the time. It was difficult, but I always kept smiling and always kept a positive mind to start again.
Niasse, who has played in Norway and Turkey, is now enjoying his football again - having netted three goals in eight league appearances for relegation threatened Hull.
“But it’s also a little bit complicated because of the position of (Hull), but we have to enjoy the football," the 26-year-old continued.
“If we enjoy the football, the rest can come. We have had luck (against Swansea), but the positive thoughts we have are going to make us happy and feel like we can win some points.
“It’s going to depend on my performances. But I think now the focus is to play the good football, to try to help the club stay in the league," he added.
"We know anything can happen in the premier league, anyone can beat anyone so we just have to believe in ourselves. If we play to our quality and fight, every time we can take points from every match.
“Sometimes we have lost concentration and sometimes we were unlucky, but every time the most important thing is we talk to each other and help each other.”