‘Eating Fufu Makes Me Run Faster’ – Karim Adeyemi Claims After Scoring The Winner Against Chelsea

Dortmund forward, Karim Adeyemi, says eating fufu helped him to score the winning goal in Wednesday’s Champions League round of 16 win against Chelsea. Karim Adeyemi has attributed his blistering speed to eating African foods like fufu.

The 21-year-old’s goal was the difference as the German side recorded a narrow 1-0 win over Chelsea in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday evening.

Adeyemi latched on to the ball in his own area after a corner kick had been cleared and ran almost the full stretch of the pitch to score.

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The former RB Salzburg forward also breezed past Enzo Fernandez before rounding goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to slot the ball into an open net.

He has since been widely praised for his speed and composure to score and the youngster has attributed his pace to eating African foods.

Addressing the media after the game, Adeyemi, who was born in Germany but has Nigerian roots, said fufu makes him faster.

“I eat a lot of African foods but I have good genetics from my dad. [The food] is called Fufu from Nigeria,” he said when asked about which food makes him as fast.

Opening up further on his brilliant solo goal, Adeyemi stated: “The only thing I was thinking [against Enzo Fernandez] was that I just need to get the ball past him. You just try to win your duels, the goalkeeper came out and there may have been a bit of luck, but I’m delighted with the goal.

“It’s a case of new year, new luck. For me, it’s that simple. As a team, we talked a lot during the break and it brought us closer together.

“The win tonight was crucial and it was unbelievable to play in front of these fans. We wanted to give Chelsea a tough game from start to finish and we’ve won.”

Karim Adeyemi has now taken his total tally for the season to five goals and two assists in 23 matches across all competitions.


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