Bursaspor of Turkey defender, Shehu Abdullahi has disclosed that he has already hit top gear in preseason training with his teammates, as he says his efforts are already at full effect ahead of their next match.
Though he returned to Turkey with the weight of World Cup disappointment and lots of charity work back home in Sokoto, Shehu insists he is not allowing anything distract his focus on preparing for the new campaign.
Consequently, Shehu took to social media to share his mood on rejoining the Bursaspor squad on the pitch, and added that he is very excited with returning to training with his colleagues in the Turkish Super Lig outfit.
The 255-year-old Shehu, who joined Bursaspor last January from Anorthosis of Cyprus, said he aims to do better than last term, when he went on to feature in 14 games, playing mostly as a midfielder, before being selected in Nigeria’s World Cup squad.
In the past season, Shehu completed 80% of his passes, achieved 93% of his dribbles, won an average of 4.1 tackles, completed two clearances and gained six duels per game.
After being ranked as one of the best Bursaspor players last season, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist admitted he hopes to continue his impressive form with the club.
He wrote: “Feels great to be back training with my teammates ahead of the new season! Preseason in full effect.”