Martins' goals warning
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins has warned he is yet to reach peak form.
Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins has warned Premiership defenders he is yet to reach peak form.
The former Internazionale ace has six goals in his last six league outings following a slow to start to life in England.
Martins is hoping to reel in the likes of Didier Drogba and Cristiano Ronaldo in the scoring charts, but has revealed he can get even better.
"If I can beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Drogba, that would be fun," Martins told the Sun.
"I respect other strikers but I am here on a mission. Being top scorer in my first Premiership season will be no mean feat.
"Learning the ropes was tough and the pressure really got on my nerves. But I knew the moment I relaxed and concentrated fully on my game the goals would start pouring in.
"When I hit full throttle in weeks to come, I will be devastating in front of goal."
The Nigeria international revealed the likes of Joseph Yobo and Kanu were helpful in helping him adapt to life in his new surroundings.
"A lot of things contributed to my anxiety initially," he continued. "I talked to my coaches and team-mates about it.
"Some of my friends like Yobo at Everton and Kanu at Portsmouth, encouraged me and helped me settle.
"When I stepped forward to score the penalty against Reading a few weeks ago, I knew I had got my scoring rhythm back."