I sit down to celebrate for I can be different - Mohammed Kudus

Published on: 12 May 2024

Ghanaian attacking midfielder, Mohammed Kudus, has explained why he sits after scoring goals—aiming to stand out from the crowd.

Kudus introduced this celebration after a stunning bicycle kick against Brentford in November 2023.

Since joining West Ham United from Ajax last summer, sitting on an advertising board or stool has become his signature move.

This unique celebration has been emulated by players like Mohamed Salah and Manchester United's squad.

Kudus clarified that there's no profound reason behind it; he simply wants to set himself apart.

“Nah, there's no deeper meaning to it. I just thought about it as doing something different," he told the Premier League.

“A lot of people celebrate with knee slides and all kinds of celebrations, but I just thought about doing something different.

“And then yeah, I’m glad it’s making the waves and other people too are doing it.”

Mohammed Kudus has 13 goals in 43 appearances for West Ham this season.