Nurnberg signing Hiroshi Kiyotake says he’ll show his new club that he deserves a starting place but only after the Olympics.
The 22-year-old Japan international, who was unveiled by Nurnberg on Monday after his move from Cerezo Osaka, will be part of Japan’s squad at the Olympics until mid-August.
Speaking at his unveiling, Kiyotake admitted the timing of the London games far from ideal as he tries to settle in at his new club.
“Unfortunately, the date of the Olympic Games is a little inconvenient. But after my return from London I’ll show what I can do and push for a regular place,” Kiyotake told reporters.
Kiyotake confirmed, however, he was excited by the challenge of trying to break through in Germany having proven himself in the J-League.
“In Japan, I’ve accomplished something, now I am looking for a new challenge. So I decided to move to Europe,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nurnberg boss Dieter Hecking added: “I am glad that the transfer has been completed.
“Kiyo is a good player in one-on-one situations and he exudes goal threat.
“I hope he manages to make the transition from the Japanese league to the Bundesliga as quickly as possible.”