Obafemi Martins Quotes, Nigerian professional Footballer

In this post, I’ve shared some of the interesting Obafemi Martins quotes.

Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward. He was born on October 28, 1984. He is well-known for his quickness on the ball. He left Nigeria for Italy at the age of 16 and has since played for a number of top clubs around Europe.

Obafemi began his senior career with Serie A club Inter Milan in 2002 before moving to Premier League team Newcastle United in 2006 and then to Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg in 2009. After joining Rubin Kazan in the Russian Premier League in July 2010, he was loaned to Birmingham City in January 2011.

He spent a season with La Liga club Levante before moving on to the Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer, where he scored 40 goals from 2013 to 2015. He then spent many years in China with Shanghai Shenhua and Wuhan.

8 Obafemi Martins Quotes

  1. “I am happy at Newcastle. I love the city and the people. Our fans are the best in the world. Even if we are losing or not playing well there are still 52,000 backing us and I respect that.”

2. “Things have taken time to get used to, the weather’s not great and people seem to drink beer all the time, but there’s nowhere I’d rather be playing.”

3. “After my career-threatening injury in China, many people advised me to quit but I told myself I still have a lot to offer the beautiful game,”

4. “When you look at Obafemi Martins, in my eyes he is one of the best strikers at the moment in this league and maybe Europe as well. He is flexible, he is fast, he can shoot with both feet and he is a good header of the ball.”

5. “I’m 34 but I feel like a teenager, and with this sensation, I can still play for any big team across the world. I’m thankful for what I have achieved in football but I thirst for more.”   

6. “It has always been one trouble or the other since I made my debut for Nigeria, from being owed a ticket refund to the Italian papers saying that I am an age cheat, … I am no longer interested in playing for a country that intends to ruin my career.”

7. “Football is my life; I eat, drink and sleep football so I don’t see any reason to call time on something that makes me happy.”

8. “That desire is still there, the desire to score more goals and win more titles. For my next move, I have got offers from the United States, China and Saudi Arabia but I will only move when I see the right bargain.”

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