Thursday Jul 08, 2021. 13:00
Ghana international Mohammed Kudus has disclosed that he could have come off worse from his injury which he suffered against Liverpool FC last year.
The highly-rated attacking midfielder made his UEFA Champions League debut against the English giants in October 2020 as his Dutch club, Ajax Amsterdam suffered a 1-0 loss.
Kudus picked up a meniscus injury following a challenge from Fabinho in a Group D encounter at the Johan Cruyff Arena and he spent two months on the sidelines nursing the injury.
“That was the first major injury I had in football, and also that was the first time I had to stay out of football for a long time,” Kudus told 3Sports.
“Normally when you play week in week out, you don’t really get time for the other aspects of your life, you know you just focus on football.
“I was very disappointed but I’m strong religiously and I really believe in God. So everything that happened, I gave thanks to him because I believe it could have been worse.”
The 20-year-old starlet made his return to action in January 2021 and he helped Ajax clinch the 2020/21 Dutch Eredivisie title.
Kudus, who has netted twice in five international games for Ghana, finished the season strongly – scoring against VV Venlo and Feyenoord.
He will be one of Ajax’s key players as the Dutch giants look to retain their Eredivisie title in the new 2021/22 season.