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Martins enjoying life at Levante

Created on 21 Oct., 2012 6:27 PM GMT

Levante striker Obafemi Martins believes his decision to join the La Liga club was the right one after a tough spell at Rubin Kazan.

Since his transfer, the powerful Nigerian has netted two goals in three league games, including scoring the winner against Real Sociedad on his debut.

The former Newcastle man attracted interest from several clubs in the last transfer window.

But Martins was drawn to Levante after seeing Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo outsprinted by defender Sergio Ballesteros.

"In a match against Real Madrid, I was amazed to see Cristiano Ronaldo beaten in a sprint by an old man," Martins told Marca.

"I asked myself who is he, and how could he run that fast? It turned out it was Ballesteros, who I know well now and is an incredible player to still be playing.

"I was attracted to Levante because of their ambition. I'm the first to admit that things didn't go well for me at Rubin Kazan, but I think I have made the right choice in coming here."

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