Chicago Fire's Accam raring to go in MLS playoffs

Kim Klement
The 27-year-old wants to lead the Men in Red to glory in what could be his swansong

Chicago Fire winger David Accam is eager to make the most of the opportunity when he lines up against New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer playoffs on Wednesday.

The Ghanaian is set for his first playoff since joining the Men in Red in December 2014, a situation that tickles his excitement.

"I’m really happy,” Accam said, as reported by his club's official website.

"I wouldn’t say I’m satisfied, but I’m really happy. This is your goal, is to be in the playoff.

"The first time I came here [my goal was] to play in the playoff. I’m really happy and grateful to get this opportunity to be playing in the payoff on Wednesday. 

"I’m not going to look back. There’s nothing that will disrupt me. I just want to play well in the playoff. That’s all."

Together with Nemanja Nikolic, Accam is expected to lead Fire in Wednesday's fixture, having finished the regular season as the club's second highest scorer with 14 league goals.

"I’ve played in major competitions before, and I know that feeling. It’s a knockout game and you want to win," the Black Star added.

"A lot of people are watching and you want to show people that you are good enough to be playing in this type of game. 

"Everyone is excited and I’m happy to be a part of this group. Coming back from the last two years, last place, and this year we’re third on the table. 

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"For us, it’s a great position we are in now. Everyone is excited for tonight."

Reports say Accam is likely to bring his Fire adventure to an end after refusing to extend his current deal which runs out at the end of the season.