Ghana's Waris ready for Spartak Moscow challenge
Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris feels he is ‘liven up’ for his new challenge at Russian giants Spartak Moscow.
The 21-year-old moved to the Luzhniki Stadium from Swedish Allsvenskan side BK Hacken on a five-year-contract after enjoying a successful spell last season.
Waris is in Abu Dhabi with Valeriy Karpin’s side as they step up preparations for the second round of the Russian Premier League which resumes in March.
After bagging proving hugely successful with BK Hacken where he won the Swedish player of the season and the golden shoe after netting 23 goals, there are great expectations of the forward who is rated as the globe’s 22nd fastest footballer.
But the Right to Dream Academy product feels moderate about expectations of his impact at the 21 time Russian Premier League title winners.
“This is a new terrain and a new challenge for me. The club is a big club and there are a lot of expectations from everyone,” he said.
“I have to work hard to get use to the system here first and try to replicate the performance I put up last season in Sweden.
“I believe in my qualities and I believe I will excel here though it won’t come easy I know.
He is expected to mark his debut for Spartak Moscow when they play a warm-up game next week in Abu Dhabi.