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Olisadebe to get in shape

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s striker Emmanuel Olisadebe is hoping to regain his goal-scoring touch in time for the World Cup finals after a miserable season with Greek club Panathinaikos. The Nigerian-born player, who scored eight times in Poland’s impressive qualifying campaign, spent much of the league season on the bench and admits he needs to sharpen up. «I need to play as much as possible. But I clearly did not fit in with the Panathinaikos coach (Sergio Markarian),» he was quoted as saying in yesterday’s Gazeta Wyborcza. «If the finals started this week, I would be really worried. I’m not in top form,» added Olisadebe, who is with the Poland squad at their German training camp. «But until the first game there is still time, a lot of training and the friendly against Estonia. I’ll make it in time.» Poland are in Group D in the first round of the World Cup finals with co-hosts South Korea, Portugal and the United States. They play Estonia in Warsaw on Saturday in their final warmup match.