The Super Eagles striker considers it a big deal donning “the green-white-green jersey.”
Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES about his return to the National Team, Martins said “I’m happy to be back and I’m glad to be here this is my country and it’s a big deal to me, especially adorning the green white green jersey.”
Martins was heavily criticised by analysts and football officials for Nigeria’s below par performance against Kenya on Saturday, with the Eagles failing to have a serious shot at goal before he was substituted. The striker, however said he gave his best in the game.
“As far as I’m concerned, I did well. You have to admit its football and in football anything can happen. As a player you can only do your best.
“As Nations Cup champions, every team would want to beat us and they will also prepare for any match they will play against us. We will work harder as a team and will go to the World Cup,” he said.
“I have been playing for 12 to 13years now. Sometimes, I’m happy and sometimes, I’m not. But I will make sure that I keep working towards greatness,” he added.
Talking about his career and transfer to the Major League Soccer (the American professional football league), he said, “I’m following my career to wherever it takes me and I’m not so sure I will go to Europe whenever MLS goes on break.”
Obafemi Martins was among the starting eleven in Saturday’s World Cup Qualifier against Kenya. He was substituted in the second half. The game ended 1-1.