Hibernian of Scotland defender, Efe Ambrose says he is happy with the bright start and busy spell he has gained with his club this season, but admits he must keep working hard in order to get even better as the days go by.
After lining out for six European games, two in the Scottish Premier League games and one in the Scottish Cup, Ambrose said he is happy to have played all 90 minutes in nine games and scored two goals, but stressed that it is not enough.
Ambrose, who was in Nigeria’s World Cup squad at Brazil 2014, said he is elated because of his bright start to the new season, but stressed that he and his teammates must keep working hard.
He insists they must do better than what they got last season, when Hibernian placed fourth behind Celtic, Aberdeen and Rangers, while he started 37 of 38 league games.
So far in the new season, Hibs are second with four points, just two behind Hearts with six maximum points, but Ambrose believes his team are good enough to climb higher.
The former Kaduna United and SC Ashdod of Israel utility player added: “We have a very strong team and the plan is to do better in the new season and win an automatic slot in Europe.
“We did well last season and can do better this time since we are stronger in understanding and mentality.
“So far, it has been great for me. I have started all games and incidentally have scored two goals for the team during our Europa Cup qualifiers.
“It is always very challenging for every player but for me I stated preparation even before I join the team. It is about discipline and dedication to the game.
“It is not enough to start well, I am working hard to maintain my shape and get better in the weeks ahead for the team.”