Nigerian forward, Obafemi Martins says he is not thinking about ending his career at international level.
Martins made his senior debut for Nigeria in 2004 and has since gone on to score 18 goals in 41 appearances for the Super Eagles.
The striker says he is surprised he is still playing at a high level as he never imagined all this when he earned his first cap.
“I have been playing professional football for 16 years and to be honest, I never knew I would last this long,” Martin told supersport.com.
The attacker said he has adapted his game over the years and takes care of his body to remain relevant in the game.
“As you get older, you have to realize that there are certain things you do as a young footballer that you can no longer do when you are older.
“When I was at Inter man, one of my closest friends, (former Italy international), Christian Vieri advised me on how to stay long in the game and I must say his words have proved wise.
“I was surprised when the coach (Sunday Oliseh) recalled me to the (Nigeria) squad but I know I can still do it because I am playing well for my club, Seattle Sounders.
“Everyday, I wake up, I work hard and to be honest, I am not thinking of quitting just yet,” he said.
Obagol has been in great form in the United States’ Major League Soccer (MLS), scoring 15 goals in 24 matches this season.
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