- Chinedu Obasi says he only returned to Hoffenheim to train and for fitness sessions
- The ex-Super Eagles star says the club never rejected him as he never went there to play
- Obasi is famous in the German city having played for the club between 2007 and 2012
Former Super Eagles striker Chinedu Obasi has reacted to reports that he was rejected by his former club Hoffenheim, saying he only went there to train and not to play.
Obasi is a cult hero at the German club where he spent six seasons scoring 25 goals in 92 appearances between 2007 and 2012.
It was alleged that the club recently rejected the Enugu born star who recently left Swedish club AIK as the reports further stated that the 34-year-old was not offered a contract.
However, in an Instagram live interview with Legit.ng, Obasi was asked about the true status of things at Hoffenheim and he stated that there are lots of misconceptions about his return to Germany and particularly Hoffenheim.
“I never went to Hoffenheim, that’s the whole misconception,” Obasi told Legit.ng during a live Instagram chat.
He continued: “Before the lockdown started, I was able to come into Germany and I was able to train with the team.
“I have just been around the team and that was the only gym open at that time. So I was training to get myself fit there and I had an interview and they asked how it would feel like being back here after all these years helping the team back to the Bundesliga.
“And then I responded and I said that would be a dream come true. It’s just like I went for recovery – It’s not that I went to Hoffenheim for trials.
“I wasn’t there to play, I was there to train. I don’t even know where the reports of offering a contract or not offering a contract came from."
The former Lyn of Oslo forward further disclosed that although he has received some offers from other clubs, he is currently working on getting himself back to full fitness.
“There’s been some stuff, but right now I am focusing on my health, trying to be 100% fit and the whole pandemic has made everything a bit difficult.
“I’m just trying to get myself in the best shape possible before everything gets back to normal,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Victor Osimhen will not join Serie A giants Napoli in the summer due to high racial discrimination in Italy, reports claim.
According to reports, the Super Eagles striker was racially abused in during his spell with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
Omasports claim the 21-year-old is bothered about the hostile nature he would face if he joins the top Italian club, despite their keen interest.
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