On loan Celtic defender Efe Ambrose has taken the Scottish Championship by storm by picking up three consecutive man of the match award for Hibernian FC.
Ambrose was imperious for his team yesterday as they consolidated their top spot and promotion hopes with a 0-0 draw against Morton in a bad tempered game, which saw both sides finishing the game a man less following two sending off.
Speaking to Owngoalnigeria.com, Ambrose says his form at Hibs won’t come as a surprise to coach of Celtic Brendan Rodgers who has always treated him and his family with respect despite his poor form.
” I don’t think Rodgers would be surprised by my form. He just like Neil Lennon ( coach of Hibs) is a father figure for me. He tried his best to help me get back to my best shape possible, but stuffs didn’t just work out.
” My form at Hibs isn’t down to the presence of Lennon, although you can say he lifted my morale because I know he knows my worth, but Rodgers didn’t treat me badly in any way”, Ambrose told Owngoalnigeria.com.
On the reason behind his form for Hibs, the 28 year old put it down to the long rest he has enjoyed following a failed summer transfer deadline day move to Standard Liege.
” Most people don’t understand how these things work at times, and you can’t fault them. I also didn’t help matters to be honest because I didn’t ask to be given time out to rest.
” Since 2012, the longest break I have ever heard was two weeks. It’s only naturally for my body to give way as I was juggling National team assignment and club commitments at the same time for four years.
” I’m not the type who gets injured a lot or pick up suspension, so I have few time to rest in between my very busy schedule. I finally got what my body needed and the result is what Hibs are enjoying”, Ambrose concluded.