Stoke Boss Hails Osaze’s W/Cup Performance

Stoke Boss Hails Osaze’s W/Cup Performance

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has said Peter Odemwingie can be proud of his World Cup campaign.

Odemwingie scored the only goal in the Eagles win against Bosnia and Herzegovina and this helped Nigeria to reach the round of 16 in Brazil.

“I think he did his job competently enough but I am not sure he was ever in a position to really catch the eye,” Coates told The Sentinel.

“He did perfectly well and didn’t put a foot wrong in my opinion, but it was always going to be tough for his team to reach the last 16, and I think you have to get there to really start making an impression.”

Nigeria may not see his services again however as he has hinted that he may be retiring from international football. The forward told BBC Sports after Eagles World Cup campaign.

“Sometimes you just feel like you’ve come a circle and I don’t know whether I’ll play on for Nigeria.

“It’s not a decision I will rush into but then, you need to make an honest one.
“I am committed to the country’s cause. Right now I’m not too sure. It might be but it might not.
“You need to be honest with yourself and your country.

“There are few people I need to talk to because I can’t be selfish.

“Nigeria has always meant everything to me. Despite everything I’ve been through, wearing the national colours has definitely been one the highlights of my career.”

The Eagles campaign at the World Cup ended when they were then defeated 2-0 in the round of 16 by France.

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