I’m Still Available If Nigeria Needs Me -Obafemi Martins
Former Inter-Milan, Newcastle United and Wolfsburg forward Obafemi Martins has not given up on his international career with Nigeria despite a three years absence from the team.
Martins who now plays for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua believes at 32, he can still contribute his own quota to the Super Eagles if called up by coach Gernot Rohr, although he respect the fact that young players need to be given their chance in the team.
“I never am through with international football. If the new coach of Nigeria Gernot Rohr needs me, I will gladly honour his call. I am fitter than ever”, Martins said.
“ You have to respect the quality of the young players who are coming through with the national team, they deserve to be given their chance in the team.
” Playing in China is way higher than in the past, we now have top model professionals in the league, so it’s no longer a case of if you go to China, you are winding down your career”.