"It is just a case of getting back into the swing of things really," he said.
"It has been a long time since I have played and a long time since I have had a run of games.
"It all goes back to Nigeria really. Then I played a tiny bit of the Community Shield, 25 minutes of the first game against Newcastle, then half a game against Liverpool, so in three months I have had very little football.
"I have worked as hard as I can in training to get fit but there is nothing like playing games."