Mikel & the Promises to Help the English Club Achieve Its Goals for this Season
Nigerian International and Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi did not need to wait too long before debuting for his new club, Middlesbrough. After joining the English outfit from the Chinese club Tianjin TEDA as a free agent during the 2019 winter transfer window, he was able to make an impression during the training which cannot be overlooked by the coach, Tony Pulis. He had no choice but to give him a chance to showcase the experience he (Mikel) has had playing for Chelsea Football Club over the years before moving to China.
He was in the starting lineup against Newport County for the Championship side in the Saturday's FA Cup Fourth Round. However, John Mikel Obi had a very decent outing playing for Boro for over an hour, even though all Mikel's effort to earn the team a victory and push his team through to the next round was denied as the opposition forced a replay with a last minute equalizer by Matthew Dolan of Newport County.
Mikel was so pleased and was speaking positively after the match even though his side were held from progressing to the next round, he believes there are a lot of special things that can be achieved at Boro. Of course, a player like Mikel Obi that has played for a top club and featured in top competitive games such as the Champions League can deliver a cup for his side and can also bring them back to the top tier league (Premiership) in few months to come. He also serves as a morale booster to his side and we all are expecting a formidable and absolute performance from Mikel again when his side faces West Bromwich Albion in their championship feature next Saturday, February 2.
All we can wish John Mikel Obi is to play safe and have the best of time at Middlesbrough. Let us all hope that this juice will not run out soon…