By Adeboye Amosu: Nigerian midfielder Joel Obi has declared himself fit for Torino’s Italian Serie A clash against Udinese at the Stade Olimpico on Sunday after picking an injury in their last game against Sampdoria, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Obi was substituted in 37th minute of the encounter following a knock on his leg with Cristiano Ansaldi coming on for him.
“I took a strong blow and I had to go out against Sampdoria. I’m sorry that the referee did not intervene, at that time Bereszyński could never take the ball, that hurt me and I could not continue the game,” Obi told Toronews.net.
“Now I’m much better, this morning I came back with the team and I hope to recover for Sunday. I immediately returned with the group, I’m fine.”
The former Inter Milan player also reflected on the game against Sampdoria and tasked his teammates to do more on the field.
“Yes, against Sampdoria we interpreted well what the coach asked us, this gives us the awareness that we are strong and that we can always win,” Obi added.
“We are convinced that we are strong, we just have to do what the coach tells us and the results will come: we have to give more and more. As a group we are mature enough to understand what the coach asks and put it on the field, and this is an important weapon.”
He also emphasized on the importance of getting a win against Udinese.
“Surely the match against Udinese is the most important for us now. We have the same points in the standings and we must try to win this game too if we want to continue our journey up in the table,” Joel Obi said.
“They are in good shape, they play good football. We must be good and be careful. Now we should try to win as much as possible, starting with this match against Udinese.”