Bayern Munich frontman Kwasi Okyere Wriedt is looking forward to more opportunities with the Bavarians following his first team bow on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Hamburg-born Ghanaian was an extra-time substitute at the Red Bull Arena as Jupp Heynckes’ side beat RB Leipzig 5-4 on penalties to make the third round of the DFB Pokal, following a 1-1 draw.
And what an impact he almost had as his header from a corner struck the woodwork three minutes after being on the pitch.
“Initially, I was a little nervous and it took some time for me to realize what was going on,” Wriedt told FC Bayern TV.
“But after a minute or so, and following the first few touches of the ball, I didn’t think about my surroundings anymore.
“I simply tried to go to the limit to get the job done.
“Obviously, it would have been a perfect story if I had scored immediately, but I am more than happy and proud to have played a few minutes for Bayern nonetheless.”
Having been on the bench in the Bayern’s last two league games, the centre-forward will hope to make his league debut when the Bavarians play Leipzig once more on Saturday – this time in the Bundesliga.
“I have no idea if I’ll be in the squad or not,” Wriedt said.
“I assume the manager will decide [on Friday].
“I’m just going to try and present myself well in the training sessions and then we’ll see what happens.”
Wriedt, who joined the German champions on a three-year deal from third tier side VfL Osnabruck in August, became only the second African player in history to play for the Bavarians after compatriot Sammy Kuffour (1993-2005).
Despite once linking up with Ghana’s under-20 side, the striker is still eligible to represent Germany at senior level as he was born in Hamburg and is yet to earn a competitive senior cap for the Black Stars.