By Johnny Edward:
Nigerian midfielder, Joel Obi will aim for his sixth league goal of the season when Torino play host to Crotone at the Olimpico di Torino later tonight in a Serie A, Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN) reports.
Obi was on target for Torino who smashed Cagliari 4-0 away from home last weekend, and the Nigeria international will hope to find the back of the net again in his 20th appearance of the season.
Obi has made 15 starts in 19 Serie A games for Torino so far this term.
“I hope to score, but that is if the chance comes my way,” Obi told CSN.
If he scores tonight against Crotone, it will also be the second time this season he has scored in consecutive Serie A games following his strikes against Sassuolo in the 1-1 draw and the 3-0 bashing of Benevento both in January at home seven days later.
The former Parma midfielder also vows to work harder to earn more playing time in the Super Eagles and play better in the subsquent games for the national team.
“I was happy returning to the national team in the recent friendlies, but I want to do more than I did if I get another chance,” Obi told CSN.