Controversial Nigerian attacker, Peter Odemwingie has opened up in the face of growing criticism directed at him. The 31-year-old was overlooked by Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa for reasons many believed to be unrelated to his abilities on the pitch. He was subsequently frozen out of the West Bromwich Albion squad after he tried to force a move to Premier League's bottom club, Queens Park Rangers.
The attacker said his many problems are not down to a "bad attitude" but his "transparency."
"When I give all my heart and effort to a team and get overlooked after, how could I possibly be happy? Same in Eagles. Same in WBA," he explained via his verified Twitter account, @OdemwingieP on Monday. He highlighted the reasons he has come under the spotlight for the wrong reasons in recent days. "Well praised and most criticised at the same time. Something is wrong somewhere. And I bet it's not in my attitude. I believe in transparency."
Odemwingie who has 55 caps for Nigeria's Super Eagles also warned Super Eagles coach that he could soon be sacked even after leading Nigeria to AFCON glory. "A coach the country is praising now will one day be sacked and to achievements they will say; only one cup? I beg."
On indiscipline in the national team, he said. "When eagles where moved from a decent hotel to a very average one. Coach said to me; few of the boys are indiscipline. In Africa we want to be more organised and we use Europe as an example. Yet we listen to our grandfathers who are not exposed to latest. Stats in sports speak louder than beliefs," he posted on Twitter.
Odemwingie famously fell out with former Nigeria coach, Samson Siasia and the WBA attacker tried to reveal the reasons for the impasse. "Commitment" to club duties was responsible for the misunderstanding. Very little thing made me fall out with ex eagles coach Siasia, and that's club commitment. And that commitment was questioned after," he noted.