4th December, 2014
Seattle Sounders marksman Obafemi Martins has announced his retirement from international football, a decade after making his debut against Republic of Ireland.
The former Inter Milan and Newcastle United star has lifted the lid, saying he was forced to make this decision because he does not have a good relationship with his teammates in the Super Eagles setup.
“No, I am done with my national team; I will not go there any more. I do not have good relationships with some companions,” Obafemi Martins said in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“If they do not want me anymore, patience. I love my country, I have given so much. But there are problems and although I am called up, I do not go.”
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old will be bidding to become the first Nigerian player to win the MLS Most Valuable Player when the most outstanding player is unveiled later today.
Obafemi Martins scored 18 goals for the Super Eagles internationally, and has not been officially summoned to the national team for the past 21 months.