Ghanaian midfielder, Hans Nunoo Sarpei, says it was a thrilling experience getting back to the field to play a league match once again in Germany.
He and his Greuter Furth team mates were involved in their first Bundesliga 2 match in two months after football was given the green light to restart by the German authorities following the easing of Coronavirus restrictions in Germany.
As a consequence of the spread of the virus, the German football league season was suspended in March.
Sarpei played 15 minutes of Greuter Furth’s 2-2 home draw with Hamburg and he told Citi Sports after that it felt good to return to the pitch to play competitive football despite not having fans around as directed by the authorities.
“It felt so good and wonderful to be play at home once again after the restart of the league even though there were no fans around to cheer us.
The experience was good because we learned a lot . We learned how to cheer ourselves on and motivate each other to keep going.
We followed all the measures that the health authorities and the government gave us and we had no issues doing that and we will not have any issues going forward.”
Sarpei was introduced in the 75th minute when Greuter Furth was 2-1 down and they needed a 94th minute leveler from Havard Nielsen to give them a share of the points.
Sarpei felt that the result was not the best but he was content with the point and shared his thoughts on his Twitter handle on Sunday.
The excitement of the last-minute goal. 2-2 wasn’t a too good result.
— Hans Nunoo Sarpei (@NunooSarpei14) May 17, 2020