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US News Union striker Awoniyi is looking forward to ex-colleague

18:05  29 september  2020
18:05  29 september  2020 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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Taiwo Awoniyi. © Alexander Hassenstein / getty / Pool / dpa / archive image Taiwo Awoniyi.

Next Friday, striker Taiwo Awoniyi from Bundesliga soccer club 1. FC Union Berlin is going on a journey into the past. At the start of the third match day, the loan from Liverpool FC will meet 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Friday (8.30 p.m. / DAZN), for whom the 23-year-old Nigerian scored a goal in twelve Bundesliga games last season. "I still have really good contact with Mainz, for example with Robin Quaison and customer Malong," said Awoniyi on Tuesday in an online media panel.

With regard to the effects of the dismissal of the Mainz coach Achim Beierlorzer on the game on Friday, the African held back. “I was happy to be there last season. It was a chance to play in Germany again. Now I'm a Union Berlin player, ”said Awoniyi. «I cannot say what effects the situation in Mainz has. What is important is what we do ourselves. Our focus shouldn't be on the other team. "

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The U23 national player of Nigeria was satisfied with his debut in the game at Borussia Mönchengladbach (1-1). He feels very comfortable in the family club. He was also happy that the encounter in Mönchengladbach was not lost.

The 2013 U17 World Champion and 2015 U20 African Champion has been at Anfield Road since 2015, but has been loaned out every year. Because Awoniyi can only play in the Premier League as a non-EU foreigner if he is regularly used in Nigeria's senior national team.

“I was in Liverpool at the beginning of every preparation. The best thing for me is to play outside of England and develop myself, ”said Awoniyi. The Premier League remains his big goal. The devout footballer is still under contract in Liverpool until 2023.

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