Super eagle’s captain and chelsea Fc midfielder john mikel obi will leave Chelsea football club in the January transfer window.
Mike obi who is the second longest serving player at Chelsea has hinted that his 10 years stay at the club may come to an end this season due to lack of playing time under new Chelsea coach antoni conte
Haven guided the Nigerian Olympic dream team to bronze medal
Chelsea FC are currently top of the Barclays premier league table has a host of midfield stars to chose from, however, mikel obi has said he will keep doing his best hoping to get an opportunity to impress the coach
“I will keep doing my best and ready for when called up upon,” he said. “We will see what happens in January.”
commenting on mikel’s lack of playing time for Chelsea FC this season,Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said Mikel is being punished for representing his country at this summer’s Rio Olympics
With Mikel as captain, Nigeria won Bronze at the Games in Brazil and he said the medal is something he would “not trade for anything”.
Mikel obi signed for chealse Fc in the summer of 2006 for a fee of £16m, since signing for the blues, Mikel has won two Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League.
However, following the appointment of Antoni conte as the Chelsea coach, the italian has favoured a midfield pair of Matic and Kante a situation which has made mikel obi a bench warmer at the club
“I have never been a guy who made excuses in life, I never shy away from my responsibilities,” Mikel told BBC World Service Sport. “I have to keep training hard and make sure I change the manager’s mind. I have been professional, I train and work everyday with the team and I hope one day I will get to play. “I have written my name in the history of this football club and I have won loads of trophies. I have played close to 400 game and have no single regret
Premier league action resume this weekend with Chelsea taking on Tothenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge