Estonian sharpshooter Henrik Ojamaa hopes to make his full international debut as his country gears up for four big friendly matches in the next fortnight.
Tarmo Rüütli’s side will face Croatia in Rijeka tomorrow before taking on Ukraine on Monday. The Sinisärgid will be back on home soil on June 1st to take on Finland before rounding off their group of games with a glamour tie against the French in Le Mans on June 5th.
Ojamaa, who has been capped several times as a youth, told motherwellfc.co.uk of his pride at representing his country at senior level.
“I am very proud to have this opportunity to represent my nation and test myself against some of Europe´s top players,” he said.
“I have been involved in every youth international level in my career and that has led up to being involved with the full squad at the age of 21, so I am really looking forward to it.
“It’s quite a tight schedule over next twelve days and the coach has said he will make full use of the squad. We travelled to Croatia today (Thursday) with our strongest line-up looking to give a talented side a good game.”
It has been a whirlwind five months for the youngster who first appeared at Fir Park on trial towards the tail end of 2011.
[pullquote]I have been involved in all the games from January onward and I feel in good shape. I took a lot of confidence from the success I enjoyed with Motherwell; joining the club has been great for my career.[/pullquote]
Stuart McCall seen enough in the striker to offer him a short-term deal but few could have predicted the impact he would have.
9 goals in 14 starts, a new two-and-a-half year deal and numerous awards made him an instant hit with the Fir Park faithful and Ojamaa is quick to acknowledge what joining Motherwell has done for his career.
He continued: “It has been a great season both for Motherwell and me and I feel really good going into these matches.
“I have been involved in all the games from January onward and I feel in good shape. I took a lot of confidence from the success I enjoyed with Motherwell; joining the club has been great for my career.
“I had been searching for a club where the style of play would give me the best possible platform to showcase my talent and improve as a player. Also the manager showed a lot of trust in me which gave me the confidence to go out and play at the best of my ability.
“The prospect of also being involved in Champions League with Motherwell makes it a very interesting summer for me; every good player wants to test himself against the very best and this gives me a great opportunity to see where I am at with my development.
“It’s going to be fascinating to see how far we can go as a team because after such a successful season, confidence is high and everyone is looking forward to the new season.”
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