By Tosin Omojola
DESPITE being sidelined by a long time injury, Nigerian International Osaze Odemwingie has rubbished fears that his quality would have dropped due to his inactivity.The Stoke City forward has been out of action since he copped a knee injury in the early part of the season and still has a few more weeks to stay off action as Stoke City medics are not ready to rush him unto the pitch.
Speaking on Stoke Radio, the light-skinned player expressed sadness over what befell him after appearing in the colours of Nigeria at the Brazil 2014 World Cup, stressing that the injury was a big blow to him.
‘’You can lose form but you can’t lose quality,’’ said the former Bendel Insurance of Benin player, as he insisted that he still remains the old Osaze known with dazzling skills and goal scoring ability.
The Nigerian star who once plied his trade in the Russian League where he played for Locomotiv Moscow from where he changed base, moving to England to join West Brom, added that he had nursed the hope of flying high this season after the 2014 World Cup only to be hit by injury.
“I came into this season high on confidence after the World Cup and I’ve always thought I was going to be one of those players like (Filippo) Inzaghi or (Francesco) Totti who can carry on playing until they’re 38.
He will not allow this setback to kill his dream as he expressed his readiness to recover from the injury and bounce back in grand style.
“It has been a big blow but hopefully I can get back and get my career going again as soon as possible.”