Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi’s effort was not appreciated by Chelsea fans – Former Chelsea manager Di Matteo

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo says Mikel Obi’s efforts for the club were not properly appreciated by fans.

Mikel spent over a decade at Stamford Bridge, contributing significantly to the club’s success, including the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup.

He was part of the squad that won the club’s first Champions League in 2012 under Di Matteo after Chelsea defeated Bayern Munich in the final.

He also won two Premier League titles and four FA Cups.

In a chat with the Obi One Podcast, Di Matteo acknowledged the hard work that Mikel brought to the team, drawing on his own experience in a similar role.

“I played in the same position as you, so I knew exactly what you look for in a game and what you feel,” Di Matteo said on The Obi One Podcast.

“The role you played on our team is a bit of an unsung hero role. You have to do a lot of work that fans or critics in general don’t understand or appreciate, but because I played a similar role, I knew exactly how important you were to the team.”

In a 14-year international career between 2005 and 2019, he played 91 times for Nigeria, scoring six goals.

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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