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Joel Obi laments lingering injuries

25 December 2015, 12:08

Rome - Nigeria midfielder Joel Obi has regretted the injuries that have limited his chances at Italian club, Torino this season.

The 24-year old has played just three times for Torino in all competitions this season, having been out for long periods due to injuries and he has lamented his failure to stay fit on a consistent basis.

“I haven’t played many games this season because of injuries,” he said. “It has been hard for me to stay fit and be ready for games,” he added.

Also read: Oliseh confirms Joel Obi will return to Eagles

The left-footed midfielder joined Torino last summer from Inter Milan, and though highly rated, but has struggled with different injuries over the last few years and speaking further, he admits he needs to start staying fit.

“I need to get fit and stay fit and get ready for games, it is very important for me,” he said.

The injuries also mean he has constantly been left out by national team coaches, though he was part of Nigeria’s provisional list of 35 for the last World Cup, but didn’t make the final cut.

Former Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi was a huge admirer of his talents, and current coach Sunday Oliseh has also mentioned him as a possible option if he stays fit.

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