Author: Herbert Bucco
Tolu Arokodare and 1. FC Köln, that was a misunderstanding. But the Nigerian attacker desperately wants to prove that he should die.
Cologne / Amiens. Someone has planned a lot! After his zero goals season at 1. FC Köln, striker Tolu Arokodare (20) is now playing for SC Amiens in the French league – and makes a clear announcement!
Tolu too ESPN End of September 2021: “I want to show the world that Cologne made a mistake.”
The billy goats had loaned the attacker from Latvia from Valmiera FC a year ago, but let their purchase option expire. No wonder: Arokodare only made ten short appearances in the Bundesliga and didn’t score a single time.
Tolu Arokodare confided in FC colleagues
Tolu on his FC year: “It was tough and difficult because it really took down my confidence to be honest. It was so bad, I remember many moments when I took a couple of my teammates aside and asked, ‘Do you think I’m a bad player?’ “
The Nigerian was not in the squad 17 times, Former trainer Markus Gisdol (52) once said: “He has to work very hard and disciplined, that’s part of being a professional, that’s what I miss with him. therefore he fell a little behind. “
Arokodare himself naturally sees it a little differently in retrospect, says: “I wanted to know how I can improve because I know what I gave in training, but I didn’t get any playing time. It was like mine wasn’t going to be seen, like some eyes were closed to the good things I’ve done, like they could only see the bad things. “
Whereby he emphasizes: “I don’t want to say that Cologne is a bad team or that the coach was bad. I just want to prove that I’m a good footballer. “
Learned Tolu Arokodare hat at 1. FC Köln
Despite his frustrating season, he doesn’t regret the move to the Bundesliga. “It was a step that I need to reach other levels. I learned discipline in Germany and have become physically and mentally stronger. “
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He now wants to show that in Amiens. Tolu scored three goals in nine appearances in Ligue 2 – most recently, however, with a yellow-red card after a swallow. Geißbockheim should not yet have any doubts that his departure was correct….
But Arokoda remains combative: “If I weren’t a good player, she wouldn’t have signed me in the first place. So I want to show them that they made a mistake, but they let me go. “(Mze)