In-form Awoniyi reveals his mission at Union Berlin

In-form Awoniyi reveals his mission at Union Berlin
Taiwo Awoniyi of 1.FC Union Berlin controls the ball

by Staff Reporter

Friday Jan 08, 2021. 18:00

Nigeria under-23 international Taiwo Awoniyi has opened up about his scintillating form in the German Bundesliga.

The bulky centre forward has scored five goals in his last seven league matches for Union Berlin.

Awoniyi, who is on loan at Berlin from English champions Liverpool FC, has netted five goals from 12 league matches this season.

The 23-year-old player explained that he is only focused on helping Berlin in the Bundesliga with his contributions in front of goal.

“For me, it’s always about the team. Always fighting, working, doing everything for the team,” Awoniyi told the Bundesliga website.

“And for a striker, I believe once you put that first, the rest of the things will come.”

Berlin are currently placed on the UEFA Europa League spot (fifth) on the Bundesliga standings – a point behind fourth-placed Borussia Dortmund.

Awoniyi recently stated that he is eyeing his maiden call-up for Nigeria’s senior national team, Super Eagles.

The Ilorin-born player helped Nigeria clinch the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup and 2015 CAF Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title.

He will be hoping to be included in the next Super Eagles squad by the national team head coach Gernot Rohr.

Nigeria are scheduled to face Benin and Lesotho in the 2022 AFCON qualifiers in March 2021.

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