Obafemi Martins issues Come-Get-Me Plea to Gernot Rohr over National Team Role
Nigerian veteran striker Obafemi Martins has revealed his desire to return to the Nigerian national team under Gernot Rohr.
The 32-year-old forward has not be able to return to the spotlight following his move to China after an illustrious career in Europe with the likes of Inter Milan, Newscastle and Wolfsburg among others.
Martins has now laid claims on nailing a place in the current national team but highlighted the quality of current young players in the team.
Obafemi Martins said: “I am never 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.
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.” The Super Eagles have been in a brilliant form since Gernot Rohr took charge and are in a good position in their World Cup qualifying series.