… Says he can’t wait to face Messi, Ronaldo
Levante’s forward, Obafemi Martins, has disclosed that he is ready to score for Stephen Keshi in the forth coming international friendly against Venezuela on November 14 in Miami. Martins, who was recently handed a call up by Keshi, owing to his blistering form at Levante, where he has scored four goals in six league games, said his days in the wilderness was over. “I can’t wait to face Messi, Ronaldo, and Mourinho because they are the real actors of the game in Spain, and I hope the day will soon come.
I hope to play the best of football against Barca and Madrid, he began. “The biggest game of a footballer’s career should be when you play against Real Madrid and Barcelona soon. And I’m back in the Super Eagles after about one-and-half year out. It’s a long story on my football in the wilderness with the Super Eagles after about one-and-half year absence, but I never lost hope of returning to the squad.
I have always told anyone that I remain Obagoal, and have never changed. It was hectic playing in Kazan, Russia. I didn’t enjoy my playing time at the club, owing to some problems, such as the coach playing me in a wrong role. Now, everyone can see that if you give me a starting role in the right position, I will score. I’m happy to be back in the Eagles and I appreciate Keshi for giving me this opportunity and I promise I won’t let my fans down.
I’m really thankful. What happened in Rubin Kazan, was an episode of my life that I don’t want to go back to anymore. “I’m fully ready to be part of Coach Keshi’s plans for next year’s Nations Cup and I can’t wait to be part of the team. Eagles squad is my first home. We will shock Zambia. She won the last nations cup, but Nigeria wasn’t there. For Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, we shouldn’t underrate them at all.
But I know Eagles will soon rule African football under Keshi. “ I have never played for Keshi before, this will be my first time. We have never met, but we spoke on ‘phone. He is the Big Boss and I respect him a lot. He has been there for the Eagles as a player and now as a coach, he has seen it all, and I am ready to play under him, and score goals for him”. “Eagles fly higher at the Nations Cup, we are blessed with stars, now we have the mixture of the home based and the professionals, and why not, the Eagles can always fly higher and put smiles on the faces of Nigerians. “Ahead of Nigeria vs Venezuela, I can’t wait to be part of the game, I’m looking forward to leading the Eagles to success in the friendly game, and I hope with God on our side, we shall spell Venezuela.