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Obafemi Martins plans trademark celebration at Birmingham

14 Feb 2011 09:48:56

Obafemi Martins plans trademark celebration at Birmingham

Obafemi Martins has promised to replicate the somersaults that became his goal celebration trademark at Newcastle - if and when he starts scoring for Birmingham. Martins, signed on loan from Rubin Kazan for the remainder of the campaign, admits it was too cold in Russia to celebrate in such an extravagant manner. But the Nigeria international will bring the somersaults back during his spell with Blues. Head over heels: Martins wants to replicate his trademark somersault celebration with Birmingham Martins impressed on his debut against Stoke at the weekend in partnership with Nikola Zigic although he had few goalscoring chances. He said: 'I'm still going to do the somersaults. In fact, I think I will do them more. If I score goals, I'll do it. 'Nani did a somersault on Saturday when he scored for Manchester United but mine is different to that. 'I had to be careful about doing that in Russia. The weather was too cold! 'If I score in the Carling Cup final. I think I'll try and do 10 somersaults, maybe more than that!' On the ball: The Nigerian frontman made his debut for Birmingham in weekend the win over Stoke Martins, who will face his former club Newcastle on Tuesday evening at St Andrew's, is glad to be back in the Premier League and reunited with his family. He said: 'I feel at home again. I have my house here, my girlfriend and my kid here, so I'm happy to be back. 'I missed them when I was in Russia but it was difficult for them to come over there. 'It is four hours away and my girlfriend didn't really like to fly and stay in Russia. 'I used to speak to them on the phone but I didn't see them for about five months so it was not good. I'm glad to be back.' Martins was happy to finally make his debut against Stoke after a wait to obtain his visa. Cup run: Martins hopes to start on Sunday against Arsenal in the Carling Cup final at Wembley He said: 'I thought it would be a day or two. When I was at Inter Milan, I got it in a day but everything has changed now. 'The British Embassy, they change everything, they have changed the system. 'It was not a worry because they said they were going to give it me. It was just a delay. 'It took a few days but I'm glad to be here now and I want to score goals for Birmingham and help them climb the table.'  Birmingham City 1 Stoke City 0: Zigic's late winner gives Potters the Blues McLeish concentrating on relegation battle as Carling Cup final loomsAll the latest Birmingham news, features and opinion  Explore more:People: Obafemi Martins, Nani Places: Birmingham, Newcastle, Nigeria, Russia Organisations: British Embassy


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