Levante forward Obafemi Martins has disclosed that he is ready to score for Stephen Keshi in the upcoming international friendly against Venezuela on November 14 in Miami. Martins who was recently handed a call up by Keshi due to his blistering form at Levante, where he has scored four goals in six league games, in an interview culled from Goal.com, speaks about his Eagles recall and rumors he abandoned his family here in Nigeria.
And you are back in the Super Eagles after about one year and half out.
It’s a long story, 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 due to some problems, the coach playing me in a wrong role, but everyone can see now 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, it’s an episode of my life I don’t want to go back to anymore.
There are widespread reports that you are not in good contact with your family, is it true?
I really know where you are going to, and I must tell you, it’s all rumours. What you guys read on the internet, it’s the work of the enemies. I’m really happy with my family and things are good, I love my family and I’m committed to them anytime because they made me what I am today. I’m not bothered about rumours, when you are a star you will always hear sad news and good news about you, the most important thing is that I’m back to full form, and I’m committed to the Super Eagles, my family and Levante.