Uche 'surprised' by injury claims
Posted: 11 March 2009 Time: 15:55
Nigeria forward Ike Uche has expressed surprise over reports in Nigeria that he is down with a foot injury and doubtful for this month's 2010 World Cup qualifier against Mozambique.
"I am surprised to hear that I have a foot injury," Uche told sports daily SoccerStar. "It’s not true. As a matter of fact, I was embarrassed when the news got to me." The Getafe man, who said he trained Tuesday ahead of this weekend's meeting against Valladollid, explained that he was only asked given time off to rest. "I was only advised to rest on Monday due to the knocks I received in our last match against Malaga on Sunday. "I trained twice on Tuesday in preparation for this weekend's match, and I just want to say I am not injured," the striker said.