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Venezia must keep fighting to be safe, says Okereke

David Okereke has said Venezia have to keep battling if they hope to stay up in Serie A by the end of the season.

Venezia are playing in their first-ever season in the Italian top league and after a difficult start, they are now six points outside the relegation zone after 13 rounds of matches.

“Despite our great potential, we know we have to keep our feet firmly on the ground and work hard from week to week, many of us are new to Serie A and we cannot afford any slip-ups,” Okereke charged his team.

Okereke himself has caught the eye with his personal contributions to the club as he has now scored four goals including match-winners against Empoli and Bologna.

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But he has insisted the credit should go to the entire team.

“We are happy by our performance against Bologna, we showed that when we play as a team we can get a result,” said the forward, who is on a season-long loan from Belgian champions Club Brugge.

“I am happy with my performance, but the credit must be shared by all the players and coaches.”

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