Thursday Jan 28, 2021. 13:00
Nigeria international Emmanuel Dennis has explained why he had to leave Belgian Pro League champions Club Brugge.
The 23-year-old striker recently completed his transfer to German Bundesliga side FC Cologne from Brugge on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Dennis was punished in November 2020 when he was axed from Brugge’s UEFA Champions League game against German giants Borussia Dortmund for misconduct.
The Yola-born player had left the team bus in anger after he was denied his preferred seating position and he has since reflected on the last six months.
“The last six months were not easy for me,” Dennis told Cologne’s official website.
“I want to play and score goals, and therefore I wanted to make a move in the current transfer window. I am pleased that I’m now at FC.
“I know what the sporting situation at FC is – therefore I want to play my part in keeping us in the league, by playing and scoring in a top league.”
Dennis played nine matches for Brugge in the Belgian Pro League this season and he failed to find the back of the net.
However, the former Nigeria under-23 international netted once in the Champions League from four matches.
He will be playing alongside his compatriot Toluwalase Arokodare at Cologne.