Odemwingie willing to drop to League 1 level to get back to best

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Ex Super Eagle and current free agent, Peter Odemiwngie is seeking a way back into the game after being released by Premier League club, Stoke City. Odemwingie who had a spell at Bristol City last season in his bid to prove his fitness after a long term injury expressed his desire in an interview with BBC Sport’s Sina Okeleji.

“Mentally and physically I feel strong, when your body and heart is perfectly prepared then you wouldn’t lack the right motivation to succeed.

“As you grow older it becomes tougher in football, you only need someone to believe in you and willing to take a chance.

“I still have a lot to offer a team and I only need to show what I can do somewhere for people to believe that.”

Odemwingie spent some time at Hull City on trial in July, featuring in three of the Tigers’ pre-season friendlies during a fortnight of training in the summer. But manager Steve Bruce’s departure scuppered the deal.

“Things might have been different if Steve Bruce had stayed on but that’s life. I’ve been in the game long enough to know that things happen for a reason, I can only focus on what is ahead and not what could have been. There are clubs who have shown strong interest in me, the next couple of days will be very important for me.”

Speaking to the Sun on Sunday, he said

“I will play my way, starting from scratch, to get back to whatever level that I can. I need a window to show what I can still do.

“I am not afraid to be on League One money; I’m just a big kid who misses football.

“I want to serve a purpose and show people you don’t have to give up, that I will absolutely 100 per cent go down a level – there is nothing to hide.”

Via Sun on Sunday and BBC

 

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