Mikel Obi: I used to be underrated at Chelsea


He’s a legend at Chelsea FC after making 372 appearances in 11 trophy-filled seasons, however Mikel Obi feels his contribution to the membership was underrated.

The Nigerian midfielder joined Chelsea FC in 2006 as an attacking midfielder, one who was solely bettered by Argentine famous person Lionel Messi on the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Jose Mourinho then Chelsea’s supervisor elected to draft Obi right into a extra reserved defensive midfield position on the membership. There, he let go of the artistry which made him a topic of a heated switch tussle between Chelsea and Manchester United to go well with his new combative duties.

When requested if his contributions to the success at Chelsea had been underrated, Mikel Obi stated on Dubai Eye 103.9 radio “ I don’t know, I believe, I believe for principally for the Chelsea followers, I believe,”

“Yeah, they in all probability assume I used to be, you already know, I’m a bit underrated. However it’s not one thing that basically acquired to me. “I imply, I used to be simply, they’re doing my work, you already know, having fun with taking part in soccer and, you already know, having fun with being on the membership.

“However when it comes right down to the nationwide crew, I used to be at all times somebody who’s extra, you’ll be able to take a look at me as somebody who was underrated. Effectively, clearly at Chelsea, you already know, like the massive names, John Terry, the Lampard, the Drogba, all these guys clearly had been at all times taking the glory each weekend.

Mikel Obi
MUNICH, GERMANY – MAY 19: Toni Kroos of Bayern Muenchen and John Obi Mikel of Chelsea battle for the ball throughout UEFA Champions League Closing between FC Bayern Muenchen and Chelsea on the Fussball Enviornment München on Might 19, 2012 in Munich, Germany. (Photograph by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Photographs)

” So for us, among the gamers, it was a little bit of, we had been there doing our bit to assist the membership win. We labored as a crew. not everyone was getting the credit that they deserve.”


Mikel Obi performed at Chelsea throughout the Roman Abramovich period and is crucial of the position performed by new homeowners led by Todd Boehly within the golf equipment disastrous 2022/2023 season so far.
I don’t assume anybody could make sense of what’s going on [ at Chelsea ],’ Mikel instructed Dubai Eye 103.8 Sport.

‘Gamers are coming in by the door. I learn articles that Todd Boehly is taking a look at Arsenal’s radar and whoever Arsenal goes for.

Mykhailo Mudryk was near becoming a member of Arsenal earlier than Chelsea got here in to take the Ukrainian to Stamford Bridge

‘Some gamers whenever you take a look at them, they’re not Chelsea gamers. A few of them will not be good on the ball. If you take a look at the best way the crew was taking part in earlier than Graham Potter acquired sacked, nothing was occurring. There was no spark.

‘Nothing was occurring. If you watch the video games, you assume the place are the targets going to return from? The place is the magic going to return from?

Mikel and Lampard
Mikel Obi is backing former teammate Frank Lampard to show issues round at Chelsea following his appointment as Caretaker supervisor

‘With Frank Lampard coming again, he is aware of the membership. Let’s hope we’ll begin taking part in nicely and get some good outcomes.’


Victor Osimhen has been talked about with hyperlinks to Manchester United following a stellar season with Italian Serie A table-toppers Napoli. Mikel believes his compatriot has the potential to flourish with the Purple Devils if he strikes to England this summer season.

Victor Osimhen presently leads the goal-scorers chart within the Italian Serie A

“If you take a look at Victor Osimhen, I imply, he’s doing very well for Napoli. He’s taking part in very nicely. He’s going to be out there in the summertime,”

“I believe Man United are going to go for him positively. He’s doing nicely for me. I believe Victor scores targets. That’s what he does. He isn’t very technically good however he’ll get you targets for positive.”

“I believe he can be the right match for them [Manchester United]. He can be the completed article for this United crew. They play some actually good soccer now. They’re again taking part in the best way United ought to play. Once more, they’re lacking that deadly striker. If they may be capable to go for him [Victor], if they may be capable to get him, he can be the icing on the cake for them.” Mikel Obi opined.



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