Sadiq Umar has revealed his sad state despite scoring twenty league goals for Almeria, according to a report from ScoreNigeria.
The Nigerian striker had an outstanding season with the Segunda side – which earned him two invitations to the national team camp – but he declined because of club commitment and Covid protocols.
According to ScoreNigeria, the lanky striker revealed that he would have been happier should his team secure La Liga’s promotion in the playoff.
He stated that the goals do not count for him without the club achieving their objective for the season.
“I scored 28 goals – six with my former club before I joined Almeria, where I scored two goals in cup games and 20 goals in the league, but I would have been happier had my goals helped my team to be promoted to La Liga.
“To me, the goals do not count, but the promotion was the main target of the club as it should have been a collective responsibility to promote the team to the elite league.
“The team have invested so much, and we should have paid back the club owners with promotion.
“We tried our best, but our best was not good enough in the play-off, we should have done better, but it’s a thing of the past now which makes me feel bad.
“It’s one of the things you cannot change, so you should not get too worried about it.