Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou says that he is eager to win back his place at Hertha Berlin after having found the motivation to win trophies once again.
The forward has been going through a barren spell in terms of titles over the last few years. He had a huge collection of medals from his time at Chelsea, but more importantly, Kalou has been focusing on regaining a starting spot in the team. After moving to Germany with Berlin, Cologne lost the starting spot towards the end of last year. After having just tasted success at the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast,Kalou says that he is looking forward to the remainder of the season.
Still only 29 years old, the forward has managed only six goals in 19 appearances for the German outfit. He was part of the Golden generation of Ivory Coast that almost went without a major title before winning the Africa Cup of Nations on penalties. Kalou has been rarely starting matches and he was earlier linked with a return to the Premier League with the likes of West Brom being interested in him. However, this poor form and the lack of regular football could force the Ivory Coast international to stay at Germany for a while.
“I’m feeling really good and I’m ready. I now want to put in a great second half of the season with Hertha.It’s high time we showed what we can do. The win over Mainz was important for all of us and that gives us self-confidence for the challenges ahead.Every player will now want to prove himself to the new coach and I also get a new chance and want to play more.I’ve just won a title and I’ve really got a taste for it. I’m hungry and I want more,” said Kalou.