Aruna Quadri Describes Germany Tennis League As Tough
Africa’s Number table Tennis player, Aruna Quadri, has said that it was a great task playing in the German League with quality and best players.
In February this year, a top Germany table tennis team, TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell unveiled Aruna Quadri as their new addition especially to replace Croat Tomislav Pucar who moved to Russia. Among the aims of the club in acquiring Nigeria is to bring the back to an enviable position in the German Bundesliga up a bit in the table.
A Germany-based publication ON | Sport spoke to the Quadri during the official team presentation at the weekend.
“My first day was here in February when I was introduced, today is my second day. What I have noticed so far is that very nice people live here. I haven’t seen much of the city yet, but when the league started I will definitely get the opportunity to get to know Fulda better,” Aruna stated in the ITTF newsletter.
On when he was approached by the club, he said: “I was very happy and excited because a lot of good players played in Fulda. It was a very nice moment for me to know that I play in a team that has already had the best players.”
When he was asked to describe his game, he said: “I’m an attacker and I always want to play offensively. Sometimes defense is part of it, because it doesn’t work without it. But I prefer to be an attacker. If you want to split it up I would say 70:30.
“You can expect that I will give 100 percent and everything for the club. I want to help the team and support them as much as possible.
His goals with Fulda-Maberzell: “Everyone wants to win and we want to win too. Even if it is difficult sometimes, I believe that it is always possible to win. We will work very hard and then see where this will lead us.
The table tennis Bundesliga is one of the strongest leagues Aruna however promised to give his ‘very best’ to help the new club.
“I played in France before and that was very demanding, in Germany I think it will be a little more difficult. But I am ready for this task and will work very hard.
“It’s always a great honour to play against Timo Boll. It’s nice when people are still talking about my biggest win. To have won against him has increased the value of my career enormously. The win against him is very important to me.