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Yussuf In Confident Mood

New Striker Aims To Build On 21-Goal Season

28 May 2019

Adi Yussuf says he arrives at Blackpool in confident mood after agreeing to join from National League side Solihull Moors.

The forward has had a strong campaign in front of goal this season, netting 21 times in all competitions, which he puts down to a change in lifestyle.

“Goals obviously give you confidence, and I was playing in a winning team. We finished second this season. It’s been a good year,” the 27-year-old said.

“I’ve changed my lifestyle and I’ve sacrificed a lot. It’s obviously paid off and now I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing because I’m sure I can do it in this league.”

A glimpse of what the Seasiders’ first signing of the summer is capable of was witnessed back in November, when he scored twice in an Emirates FA Cup replay at Bloomfield Road.

“It was a good game from a personal point of view. I thought Solihull did well considering that it was against a League One team. It was just unfortunate that we didn’t go through,” he admitted.

The announcement that he’s now signed for Blackpool comes at an exciting time of his career, as he now also prepares to link up with the Tanzania squad for the African Cup of Nations.

“I’ve had an unbelievable season. I’ve signed for a League One team after coming from non-league and been called up for Tanzania to play for my national team against players who are playing in the Premier League.

“We’ve got Senegal, Algeria and Kenya and then a friendly against Egypt, so to play against players like Mo Salah and Sadio Mane will be a great experience for me,” he added.

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