Nigerian forward Sammy Ameobi has declared boldly that he is targeting 20 goals for Cardiff City in the Championship this season.
The younger brother of Super Eagles Brazil 2014 World Cup striker, Shola, is on loan from Newcastle.
“Newcastle is my home and I love the city, but I needed to get out and grow up as a footballer,” Sammy told the British media on Wednesday. “I was the local kid on the block at Newcastle, but I wanted to come out and put my stamp on a new club.
“Cardiff City offered me the chance and I will do everything I can, on and off the pitch, to ensure I am successful. Last season I worked a lot on my body, getting stronger and I’m continuing that work. The staff have helped me get a good regime going in the gym and I am starting to see results.”
The former England Under-21 added: “There would be no point signing for Cardiff in the Championship and feeling I was too good. I want to push, I want to succeed and go back to Newcastle at the end of this season having scored 20 goals.”
Ameobi made his competitive debut for the Bluebirds as a substitute in their opening day draw against Fulham and started Tuesday’s League Cup victory over AFC Wimbledon.
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