Ghana international attacking midfielder Kudus Mohammed has stated that missing the entire group stage encounters of the Uefa Champions League this season has been his ''hardest thing'' as an upcoming youngster.
The talented ballplaying midfielder picked up a meniscus injury during their Champions League group phase opener against Liverpool in October and had to be sidelined for over four months.
This, the former FC Nordsjaelland playmaker feels he has been robbed by the injury setback as its prevented him from realising his dreams of playing in the group stage of the European elite inter-club competition at an early stage of his career.
''This game also felt like a victory for me,'' the nimble left-footed player said of his outing in their 4-2 victory against Sparta over the weekend to Dutch Newspaper AD
''The fact that I then had to miss the entire group phase was the hardest thing for me. It was very difficult because as a little boy I already dreamed of playing on this stage. At first I hoped that it would be better. But my meniscus was damaged. An operation was done. After a few days the switch was made, also because I had to focus on rehabilitation,''' he added on his injury setback.
The 15 million euros rated midfielder continued: ''Everyone wants to show at the training that he is a basic player. This way we make each other stronger and Ajax benefits from that. As it should be. I have to make sure that I get back into top condition with match rhythm. Then we'll see how it goes. This one. game felt like a win for me. I'm back, but I have to expand it now. "