Mikel Worst Career Spell: Mikel In Worst Season Ever Since Moving To China
Super Eagle’s Captain and former Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi is having his worst career spell ever.
Mikel Obi moved to Tianjin TEDA football club in China in January following the expiration of his contract with Chelsea
The 29-year-old has now lost eight consecutive games with Tianjin TEDA. a streak he was far from achieving during his time at Chelsea
A losing streak he never experienced all the while he was at Stamford Bridge.
The Nigerian international was on duty in Tianjin TEDA’s 2-1 defeat to South Korean amateur side, Gyeongju Citizen.
The game was Mikel’s team’s eighth loss in a row. in which Mikel has found himself on the losing side – a feat which he was far from attaining during his spell at Chelsea, or his time at Lyn Oslo.
Mikel has found himself on the losing side 8 times this season – a feat which he never experienced during his time at Chelsea.
It has never been so bad for Mikel, even during his time at Lyn Oslo.
Since joining the Chinese Super League side in January, the midfielder has struggled to hit the same heights he reached during his 10-and-a-half years with the Blues.
Although, he was on target for the Jaime Pacheco’s Tigers in the 6-2 defeat to St. Pauli.
John Obi Mikel Worst Career Spell Ever
Apart from Mikel’s Chinese side, Mikel did have other options, like Marseille and Valencia also interested in pursuing a move for the captain of the Super Eagles. but the financial draw of the Chinese.
However, Mikel finally went for the financial offer tabled by the Chinese top-flight which ultimately won the day.
Mikel’s current eight-game defeat streak is actually his longest in his entire professional football career.
Tianjin TEDA begin their Chinese Super League campaign against Shandong Luneng at the Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium on March 4, 2017.