Nigeria striker Umar Sadiq has revealed that he would prioritise promotion to the Spanish top-flight over winning the Pichichi award for the highest goalscorer in the league.
Sadiq’s Almeria are in contention for promotion to the Spanish La Liga, currently seated at third on the log with 63 points from 34 matches, four points off league leaders Eibar.
Almeria have eight more matches to supplant either Eibar or Real Valladolid for one of the two automatic promotion spots to the top flight.
Sadiq said in an interview with UDA Radio that Almeria would approach each of the remaining eight matches as though they were finals.
The 25-year-old said:
These are the last eight games, eight finals for Almería and for me. Now we only play finals and we have to move them forward. First we are going to focus on Ponferradina.”
We are visited by a rival who is fighting for the Play Off and has been showing that he is very strong. For me all games are equally important and I have the goal of winning above all else.
For me the goal is to get the promotion to Primera with Almería and the Pichichi is something secondary for me. Getting one of the first two places is the most important thing.
Umar Sadiq has scored 15 goals and created 10 assists for Almeria in 28 La Liga 2 matches so far this season.
He won the February La Liga 2 Player of the Month Award for scoring five (5) goals and creating two (2) assists in four matches for Almeria.