Martins reveals Magpies fears
Obafemi Martins fears the unrest at Newcastle could see a player exodus from St James' Park.
Last Updated: 20/09/08 3:24pm
Newcastle star Obafemi Martins has conceded he fears the unrest at the club could see a player exodus at St James' Park.
The Magpies have been thrown into turmoil in recent weeks in the wake of Kevin Keegan's controversial exit.
Under-fire owner Mike Ashley is actively trying to sell the club and Martins admits he has been considering his future on Tyneside along with a number of players.
"Yes I have been thinking deep about my own career. But I will never let that affect my game because I have to give my all," Martins told The Sun.
"Everyone is entitled to their own decision and career. Events like this will only trigger speculation.
"If the players are determined to succeed they will not allow what just happened to bother them. But nothing will surprise me in the coming months."
Martins admits he was extremley shocked by the departure of Keegan and he says all the players have been saddened by his exit.
Rude shock"Kevin's departure came as a rude shock. I don't know what led to it but it's a huge setback," added Martins.
"For the fans it's a huge blow and you can see how they expressed their anger, putting the pressure on the owner.
"They truly love and admire Kevin Keegan. I feel so much for the fans because they don't deserve it.
"I don't know who's to blame. The only losers are the fans and the players.
"It's normal that players feel depressed. We all like him as a manager.
"In my opinion we have a good squad of players who showed against Manchester United that we can break into the top seven.
"Personally it has been frustrating for me as I've been injured. I'm just looking forward to getting back."