In form Austria Wien striker and former Nigerian junior international, Olanrewaju Kayode, says he is focusing on his personal and his club’s progression, not on a competition with any other player for the top scorer award in the Austrian top flight, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The Nigeria international who got a brace in his team’s 3-0 home win over SV Guntamatic Reid on Saturday to take his goal tally to 16, to draw level with Deni Alar of Strum Graz but has played a game more.
The speedy striker has scored 22 goals in all competitions for Austria Wien who are in the second position in the league table with 60 points from 33, behind Salzburg who are on 72 points from same number of games played.
In the race for the top scorer award are also Salzburg’s Minamino Takumi with 11 goals, as well as Dovedan Nikola (SCR Altach), Monschein Christoph (Admira Wacker) and Oberlin Dimitri (Salzburg) with 10 goals each, all having an outside chance of overtaking Kayode and Alar on the scorer’s chart.
Kayode however dismisses a suggestion of competition for the top scorer award, as far as he is concerned.
“I’m not in competition with anyone,” he tells Sky News Austria.
“I only play my game. At the end of the season everything is possible, but I am in no competition. This is soccer.”
On his club’s home win over SV Reid, he said: “It was a good performance. In the last three games, we went out and played good football. We are tactically well adjusted and the chemistry in the team is right.”
With RB Salzburg all set to retain the Austrian Tipico Bundesliga title and taking the UEFA Champions League slot, Austria Wien, second placed with 60 points, 12 behind the leaders, are certain to pick one of the three UEFA Europa League tickets with a second place finish.