Ghana and Alaves' Patrick Twumasi assesses first Spanish La Liga season

Patrick Twumasi
The 25-year-old sheds light on his maiden season in the Spanish top-flight and his ambitions for the upcoming campaign

Deportivo Alaves attacker Patrick Twumasi has vowed to improve next season after a challenging first year in the Spanish top-flight.

The Ghana winger, who joined El Glorioso from Kazakh side Astana last season, was seemingly finding his feet towards the end of the season after a combination of injuries and loss of form greatly limited his opportunities at Estadio de Mendizorroza.

Five of his nine La Liga appearances for the 10th-placed Alaves to date have come from the beginning of April.

“I think it's been a good season for myself and Alaves," Twumasi told Ghanasportsonline.

"We have been good and we hope we finish stronger.

“Personally, I am hoping for a better campaign next season and [hoping to] enjoy more playing time as well.

“Gradually I have been able to warm myself into the team and things are going on well.

"I will continue to work harder and help the team next season.”

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Twumasi was beginning to play his way into becoming a regular member of the Black Stars before his move to Spain.

His struggles in La Liga this season, however, leaves him with nothing but an outside chance of making Ghana's squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, where the Black Stars have been drawn against Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Group F.

The 25-year-old has not played for Ghana since featuring in a 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier against Egypt in November 2017.