Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins has said once again that one reason he is very happy at Newcastle, is because of the legendary Newcastle fans.
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Martins talked about those fans to BBC Sport yesterday:
“For the fact that they love me, I have to share the love as well, I have to love them back. They love me for the job I’m doing,”
“No matter how Newcastle’s doing you have to still love the team, you have to try and help.”
“I’m happy here and I’m proud that I’m playing for Newcastle.”
With the club now only above the bottom three only becasue of goal difference, Martins has been urged by his compatriots to move to a more successful club.
“A lot of my fans in Nigeria say ‘you have to go to Arsenal’ or this or that,”
“I understand what they feel, because Newcastle’s not doing good, but for me, I’m happy here and I need to play football.”
“I always say that they’re among the best fans ever, people in Newcastle are really good people.”
This is not the first time Oba has said things like this about Newcastle, the fans and the people of Newcastle, and there’s a special relationship between Oba and the Newcastle fans, there’s no doubt about that.
And our hearts went out to Oba last August when the mother he loved so much, was killed in a tragic fire back in Lagos. That helped to pull Oba through the tragedy, and it was almost like he had his own family on Tyneside, at the time.
We just hope the club is successful in surviving in the Premier League by May, and then maybe the club can rebuild the squad to something a lot better and more fitting to the tremendous fan support the team gets week in and week out.
But how many times, in the last four years, have we said that?
Oba’s made to measure for Newcastle United, because of his skills, goal scoring ability and not to mention the 100% effort he puts in for every game.
All we need now is for Oba to score a couple of goals on Saturday, in a win against Arsenal, and we’ll all be ecstatic.