In an interview with Beat FM, John Mikel Obi revealed the most difficult player he has ever faced in his entire Chelsea career, pointing out that Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard, was a very fast and difficult player.
Mikel Obi also explained how he developed with his former club, Chelsea, pointing out that the players he met at the club helped him. According to him, “The likes of Drogba, Makelele, Geremi, John Terry, and Frank Lampard really helped me when I joined Chelsea.”
Regardless of this, John Mikel Obi hosted a Back2Base talent show for young Nigerian athletes looking to pursue a career in football, basketball, and tennis. The Back2Base initiative is Mikel’s way of giving back and creating a career path for young and talented Nigerian athletes looking to pursue a career in football, basketball, and tennis. 6 million Naira and other prizes were given to the most promising athletes.
Watch The interview here: Video