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Martins keen on Eagles return

17 September 2014, 15:45

Abuja - Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins is confident his goal-scoring form for Seattle Sounders will earn him a return to the Super Eagles set-up.

Rave Green have secured an early spot in the Western Conference play-offs after their 3-2 win over Real Salt Lake at the weekend.

Martins said that he hopes to convince the national selectors to give him another shot, after scoring his 13th goal of the season in that match.

"I said at the start of the season if I was doing well for Seattle and scoring goals, I'd have a chance with Nigeria. But firstly, I want to play regularly here and try to help Seattle Sounders win a trophy," Martins told BBC Sport.

"It's the coach's decision to invite players, but if I can get a recall to the national team, I'll be honoured - I just need to continue my form here in the United States, give my all to this club and let other things happen naturally.

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"I love my country and I always want Nigeria to do well with me in the squad or not. If I get another chance, great, and if not, I can only wish my country all the best."

Martins was part of the Nigeria squad at the 2010 World Cup, but was among those that missed out on a ticket to Brazil for this year's edition.

 - TEAMtalk Media


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