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Positive Peter Praises Performance

HERO ODEMWINGIE praised the team's work ethic in yesterday's hard-fought 1-0 Premier League victory over Hull City.

The Nigerian striker netted his fourth goal in three games and fifth overall since joining the Potters from Cardiff City in the January transfer window.

And whilst the triumph earned a third consecutive victory for Stoke City, Odemwingie admits it was more of a professional performance in comparison to the wins over West Ham United and Aston Villa in recent weeks.

"Today was one of those difficult days," Peter admitted to Stoke City Player following the match.

"We felt a difficult game might be coming but on a day like this we are just happy to get all three points.

"They were a hard side to play against and we had to stay disciplined and dig deep as well.

"Physically and emotionally maybe there was some fatigue after this good run but it's pleasing that we won."

Odemwingie revealed that he felt physically drained during the game but was pleased to muster the energy to claim all three points.

"I honestly don't know how I found enough energy to finish the game today!" he added.

"I lacked a bit of energy throughout because of the way they play with wingbacks meaning as wingers we had to go really deep to help stop them attacking.

"But after the break we allowed the full backs to pick them up a bit more and then myself and Marko [Arnautovic] had a few more chances so we're very pleased with that.

Then I got in the position for the goal, took the shot and was very pleased that it went in.

"When I scored I knew that would be a turning point for the game."

The 32-year-old also responded to recent media reports of a possible return to the international scene ahead of Nigeria's appearance in this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

"I've been in touch with the manager and the Federation as well," he stated.

"It's looking positive now and we're mending bridges.

"If I can help the team it's never a question of me not being there; I'm always available so we'll see what happens."

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