The Ghanaian lateral defender has told Goal about how he fitted into the Augsburg team, his thoughts about club offers, the German media and the Blacks Stars ahead of Afcon
Ghana international Abdul Baba Rahman believes this has been his best season so far in his two years as a professional footballer.
Rahman has under his belt five assists in the Bundesliga this season from open play and from Bundesliga ranking he is the best left back in Germany at the moment.
“First of all this has been my best football career season in Europe so far though we have played just the first round, I am doing well in the Bundesliga and it is good,” Rahman told Goal Ghana in an exclusive interview.
“I fitted into the Augsburg team so well because of the players and technical team, they helped me a lot to adapt quickly. Actually, the system we play at Augsburg is a difficult one, the full backs go forward more and also recover. Maybe I hope if I get the chance to play further up I can do better,” the Ghanaian said.
“The German media have also been excellent when you are playing well they all want to give you attention.”
Concerning the Black Stars, the mercurial left full back emphasised he is happy to be part of the team and is convinced the team is capable of winning the trophy after 32 years.
“Personally, I am very happy to be part of the Black Stars, the dream of every player is to play for his national team and I am happy to be part. I have total believe in my colleagues and coaches that we can do better. We have talented players in Ghana and everyone is pulling his weight at his club. I am very sure we can lift the trophy,” Rahman noted.
After his fantastic performance which has seen him provide five assists from open play for Augsburg since his summer move, Rahman has caught the eyes of AC Milan and AS Roma, but insists he is concentrating on Augsburg though many people have suggested he needs to move.
“I feel great to be on the radar of the bigger clubs, it shows that I am doing a great job, I have also read it on the internet but I don’t know anything about it. I am fully concentrating on Augsburg.
“I am not above Augsburg, we are a team, and we help each other and play collectively. The most important thing for me as a young player is playing time as I am now developing, so if an offer comes and I realise I can’t get a playing time, I won’t go.”
The 20-year-old who is set to play his first Africa Cup of Nations has high hopes and ready to go all out. “I hope to be called for the Afcon. I want to assure them of my best performance and I am ready to die for Ghana,” Rahman submitted.