Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus has opened up on his three-month injury lay-off.
Kudu sustained an injured on his Champions League debut against Liverpool and was ruled out of action for several weeks.
The Ghanaian underwent a surgery and was expected to be about for three to six months.
However, the 20-year-old recovered quicker than expected.
"It has led me to discover a part of myself. It made me find out that I am very strong," he told Ajax TV as reported by Citi Sports.
"The Champions league is one of the biggest stages in the world. Imagine I have worked all my twenty years in life to play at that level and then get a hit like this."
He added, "It just made a tougher person than before."
"It is going to be a different beast out there."
Mohammed Kudus has made 15 appearances for Ajax so far this season, scored two goals and provided three assists in the process.