The Ghanaian midfielder played 90 minutes for the first time since suffering a rib injury in a World Cup qualifier against South Africa in November 2021.
As a result of the injury, the former Nordsjaelland player missed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations which Ghana failed to qualify out of the group.
Ajax head coahat-trich Erik ten Hag declared Kudus as match fit early February. However, the 21-year-old has only made four substitute appearances since then, amassing just 37 minutes of football.
Speaking to Voetbalzone after his hat-trick on Monday, Kudus stated that he is ready to play consistently again.
“It’s an injury for which there is no treatment. I just had to wait patiently for me to recover. It’s how you react to that setback. I’m fully fit now and I’m back. I love to play. It’s a pleasure to be back on the pitch.”
Kudus then acknowledged that his involvement with the first team solely relies on ten Hag.
“He decides, but I can make sure I’m ready for my chance. I work hard and do what I do best.”