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International duty sapped me – Ighalo

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 Odion Ighalo
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Watford Forward, Odion Ighalo, has attributed his goal drought to the tiring International duty he’s had with Nigeria.

Although he enjoyed a fruitful first half of the season, 2016 has not been the best of years for Ighalo whose goal drought has extended over four games in a row now since he last scored against Arsene Wenger’s team.

“The international week is tiring,” Ighalo told From The Rookery End Podcast.

“After you play at the weekend you have to fly to and play with the national team. You then play twice in six or seven days after a long flight. I remember that [in March] I flew from here to Nigeria. It was seven hours. Then we flew to Egypt, back again to Nigeria and then back to England,” he continued.

The striker also said that the travelling is really telling on him as well as his teammates.

“It was really difficult and telling on me. We are humans, not robots. So it’s really tiring. But what can you do? It’s your national team. We are all working to represent the national team,” he said further.


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