Ade Olumuyiwa talks to us in our latest player feature. Ade tells us about how it felt to make his league debut, playing at the Bob Lucas and inspirational characters within the squad.
theterras.com: You got given your first team league debut last month at home to Oxford City. Can you describe the feeling?
Ade Olumuyiwa: First of I all would like to thank God for the opportunity to play a sport I have always loved and had so much passion for. I was a bit nervous, but I felt that I was ready for the task ahead. It was great that I was able to show my ability and bring something different to the team. It was special and amazing and I look forward to many more of those moments.
theterras.com: You’ve been waiting for your opportunity to impress since we signed you in pre-season. Did you always think it was a matter of time before it happened?
AO: I have been waiting a while to play but before I signed I knew that Weymouth played a particular way and that there was a lot for me to learn before I got some game time. After speaking with Mark, we decided that I could go on a loan spell and this further improved my skills and prepare me for game time. I went on loan to two teams before being called back in early December and then I was given my debut with Weymouth.
theterras.com: What sort of emotions were you feeling when you ran out in front of a big crowd at the Bob Lucas Stadium for the first time?
AO: The Manager told me to enjoy the moment and that I was ready and that is exactly what I did. I really enjoyed myself and it felt amazing to be part of the team. When I stepped on the pitch with 1000+ fans at the stadium it was an amazing feeling. The roars from the crowd and the support from them means everything especially as I was a little nervous cause they didn’t yet fully know me. It was such a big opportunity and I just want to continue to make the fans proud and prove myself and show my ability.
theterras.com: Any personal targets for 2020?
AO: To get more game time, to train harder and harder, to be a better defender and be a regular starter. I’m just looking at giving 110% in this year and better myself as I go along.
theterras.com: Is there anyone in the squad who you look up to?
AO: I would say Zubes (Stéphane Zubar) because he’s a more experienced defender. I speak to him a lot about the club and also areas I can improve in. He is always there to give me advice which I take on board.