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Odemwingie could quit Eagles ‘in a couple of weeks’

Odemwingie could quit Eagles ‘in a couple of weeks’
July 07
19:34 2014

Osaze Odemwingie is considering following in the footsteps of Joseph Yobo by quitting the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

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Odemwingie, who became the first Stoke City player to score in the World Cup after his strike in the 1-0 win against Bosnia-Hercegovina, said that after 67 caps, the 2-0 loss to France could be his last game for Nigeria.

“Sometimes you just feel like you’ve come a circle and I don’t know whether I’ll play on for Nigeria,” he told BBC Sport.

“I am committed to the country’s cause. Right now, I’m not too sure. It might be, but it might not. You need to be honest with yourself and your country. There are few people I need to talk to because I can’t be selfish.

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“Nigeria has always meant everything to me. Despite everything I’ve been through, wearing the national colours has definitely been one of the highlights of my career.”

The outspoken forward, who after the defeat to France questioned the fact that Nigeria were not awarded a penalty in the game when Manchester United’s Patrice Evra held him as he attempted to attack the ball from a set-piece, reminisced on his international wilderness before the World Cup.

“One of those things [missing the team’ successful campaign] you look back on and learn from without holding any regrets,” he said.

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“I’m imperfect and I’ve learned so much playing international football. There are many young players coming through now and you can only pass on your experience.

“It’s not a decision I will rush into, but then, you need to make an honest one. But we shall see in the next couple of weeks.”

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