Nadir Cifti wants to help Motherwell reach another cup final this season
The 6ft 1’ forward hopes to earn a starting spot when Motherwell return to action in a home Scottish Cup fourth round tie against Hamilton Accies next Saturday.
Ciftci, who endured a nightmare spell at Plymouth, watched ’Well’s 2-0 Betfred Cup final defeat to Celtic on November 26 and is hoping for a similar run in the country’s premier cup competition.
“I watched the final and hopefully I can get us to another final,” Ciftci said.
“Outside of that, I want to achieve what we can as a team, try to play as many games as I can and bring as much as I can to the club and the fans.
“My first impressions have been really good. It feels like home already. It gives me a good feeling already.
“I obviously know the league and the teams. I’ve played a lot of times against Motherwell as well so it will be a good place to kick on. Hopefully I can get going again.”
“The last two years have been difficult. A bit hard. But a great lesson at the same time as well.
“You can look at it in a bad way but you can’t just hang about and think everything that goes against you is bad. Just take it on your chest and take it as a lesson.
“I’ve learned a lot in those two years. I went back to Turkey for half a season and played and really enjoyed it. But then I started getting a bit lost.
“But I learned a lot in this period by trying to stay strong, staying focused and when the opportunity comes, take it again. Hopefully it will be here.”